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News and Notes 546 January 25
In observance of LibraryShelfie Day, NARIC staff snaps Shelfies, posting pictures sharing favorite spots in the library stacks, while filling document requests; This Just In... presents a study assessing racial/ethnic disparities in use of preventive services among adults living with cerebral palsy or spinal bifida; Research in Focus features researchers testing whether a group-based virtual exercise intervention could help people with spinal cord injury increase their physical activity; Minority Youth and Centers for Independent Living released series of research briefs, Making Data on Minority Youth More Accessible for Centers for Independent Living (CILs); GoodMaps at the project Precise Customized Navigation for All, Indoors and Outdoors awarded first prize at the Consumer Technology Foundation Pitch Competition for their Explorer app assisting people with visual disabilities in navigating indoor spaces; the Southeast ADA Regional Center hosts webinar, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title I: Employment, Disclosure, and Reasonable Accommodation; the National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities hosts webinar, Disabled Parenting Within Multigenerational Families; the Research and Education to Support the Science of Independent Living for Inclusion and Engagement National Center of Excellence RRTC hosts webinar, Built to Scale: Scaling Up Ariadne Labs' TeamBirth, discussing an innovative approach to improve communication and teamwork in childbirth; Increasing Adaptive Babycare Resources and Intervention Supports with Parents and Caregivers with Physical or Vision Disabilities seeks participants for surveys of individuals with disabilities who are parents of children aged 5 or younger and occupational therapists and assistive technologists/rehabilitation engineers providing services for parents; the Administration for Community Living (ACL) hosts Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Partners Day; the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducts Patient Listening Sessions, during which people with and without disabilities may share their experiences to help FDA staff better understand what is most important to patients.
Today is #LibraryShelfie Day! First launched by the New York Public Library, this day celebrates the diversity of library collections and encourages people to post pictures of themselves sharing their favorite spot in the stacks. Today, your social media may be filled with Shelfies of all kinds: fiction collections, scientific discoveries, biographies and histories, journals, comics, and more. We think our special collection is Shelfie-worthy, too! We caught our Media and Information Services Manager snapping a few while filling document requests.
Racial and ethnic inequities in use of preventive services among privately insured adults with a pediatric-onset disability. Annals of Family Medicine, Volume 20(5), Pgs. 430-437. NARIC Accession Number: J90160.New to the NARIC collection, this NIDILRR-funded study assessed racial/ethnic disparities in use of preventive services among adults living with cerebral palsy (CP) or spina bifida (SB), pediatric-onset conditions that cause permanent movement disorders. Outcomes of interest were: (1) any office visit, (2) any physical/occupational therapy, (3) wellness visit, (4) bone density screening, (5) cholesterol screening, and (6) diabetes screening. Researchers analyzed data from private insurance claims between 2007 and 2017 and found that the rate of preventive service use for all subpopulations of adults with CP or SB was low. Compared with White adults, Hispanic adults had lower odds of wellness visits but higher odds of diabetes screening. Compared with White adults, Black adults had lower odds of wellness visits and bone density screening. Interventions to address physical accessibility, adoption of telehealth, and increased clinician education may mitigate these disparities, particularly if initiatives target minority populations. Access the full abstract and ordering information in REHABDATA.