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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163788
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Health-Related Issues Of Women With Disabilities
Author(s):
Smeltzer, Suzanne
Author Details:
Suzanne Smeltzer, Villanova University, College of Nursing, Villanova, Pennsylvania, USA, email: suzanne.smeltzer@villanova.edu
Abstract:
Women with disabilities are said to be victimized twice by the health care system; first, because they are women and second, because they have disabilities. Consequences of such victimization may include failure of many disabled women to obtain primary health care, lack of compliance with recommended health screening, and nonparticipation in healthy behaviors. Healthy People 2000 and 2010 have identified health promotion among individuals with disabilities as a national priority. Despite having chronic illnesses and disabilities, many disabled women have a normal or near normal life span. Thus, they are at risk for the general health problems that afflict all persons and increase in prevalence with age. While many of these general health problems can be prevented or treated if detected early, preventive health care services are underutilized by persons with physical disabilities. The Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 have increased access to public facilities; however, many of the 27 million women in the United States with disabilities still do not use preventive health services. This symposium will address health-related issues of women with disabilities, the response of health care providers to those issues, and the need for health promotion research and integration of research findings into practice. In an introductory presentation, a brief overview of the issues will be discussed followed by presentations of the results of four studies that address 1) osteoporosis prevention among women with MS, 2) bone mineral density testing in women with disabilities, 3) abuse in women with disabilities, and 4) menopausal concerns and experiences of women with MS. A final brief presentation will synthesize the commonalities demonstrated by the findings and identify recommendations and implications for nursing professionals as well as health care policy.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2001
Conference Name:
ENRS 13th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHealth-Related Issues Of Women With Disabilitiesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSmeltzer, Suzanneen_US
dc.author.detailsSuzanne Smeltzer, Villanova University, College of Nursing, Villanova, Pennsylvania, USA, email: suzanne.smeltzer@villanova.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163788-
dc.description.abstractWomen with disabilities are said to be victimized twice by the health care system; first, because they are women and second, because they have disabilities. Consequences of such victimization may include failure of many disabled women to obtain primary health care, lack of compliance with recommended health screening, and nonparticipation in healthy behaviors. Healthy People 2000 and 2010 have identified health promotion among individuals with disabilities as a national priority. Despite having chronic illnesses and disabilities, many disabled women have a normal or near normal life span. Thus, they are at risk for the general health problems that afflict all persons and increase in prevalence with age. While many of these general health problems can be prevented or treated if detected early, preventive health care services are underutilized by persons with physical disabilities. The Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 have increased access to public facilities; however, many of the 27 million women in the United States with disabilities still do not use preventive health services. This symposium will address health-related issues of women with disabilities, the response of health care providers to those issues, and the need for health promotion research and integration of research findings into practice. In an introductory presentation, a brief overview of the issues will be discussed followed by presentations of the results of four studies that address 1) osteoporosis prevention among women with MS, 2) bone mineral density testing in women with disabilities, 3) abuse in women with disabilities, and 4) menopausal concerns and experiences of women with MS. A final brief presentation will synthesize the commonalities demonstrated by the findings and identify recommendations and implications for nursing professionals as well as health care policy.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:13:50Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:13:50Z-
dc.conference.date2001en_US
dc.conference.nameENRS 13th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationAtlantic City, New Jersey, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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