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Okumura MJ, Saunders M, Rehm RS
The role of health advocacy in transitions from pediatric to adult care for children with special health care needs: bridging families, provider and community services.
The aim of this study was to develop a theoretical understanding of how family, healthcare providers, and community supports can assist youth and young adults with special healthcare needs (YASHCN) during the transition from pediatric to adult healthcare and services. Transition Advocacy consists of the presence of, or need for, a healthcare advocate who did or can assist the YASHCN with the healthcare transition, particularly to navigate complex health or community services. If advocates were identified, youth were more likely to obtain needed services.
Citation: Okumura MJ, Saunders M, Rehm RS . The role of health advocacy in transitions from pediatric to adult care for children with special health care needs: bridging families, provider and community services. J Pediatr Nurs 2015 Sep-Oct;30(5):714-23. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2015.05.015.
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Community-Based Practice, Disabilities, Health Services Research (HSR), Young Adults
Horner-Johnson W, Dobbertin K, Iezzoni LI
Disparities in receipt of breast and cervical cancer screening for rural women age 18 to 64 with disabilities.
The authors examined the combination of disability status and rurality in association with receipt of breast and cervical cancer screening among women age 18 to 64 in the United States. They found that women with disabilities were less likely to be up to date with mammograms and Pap tests compared with women with no disabilities, and women in rural areas were less likely to have received breast or cervical cancer screening within recommended timeframes. Women with a disability who lived in a rural area were the least likely to be current with screening.
Citation: Horner-Johnson W, Dobbertin K, Iezzoni LI . Disparities in receipt of breast and cervical cancer screening for rural women age 18 to 64 with disabilities. Womens Health Issues 2015 May-Jun;25(3):246-53. doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2015.02.004.
Keywords: Cancer, Disabilities, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), Rural Health, Screening