Short Tilte:Relationships between level of disability and receipt of preventive health services
Journal:Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):04, 85, 5, 749-757
National survey data was analyzed to examine the relationships between level of disability and receipt of certain preventive health services, including colorectal, cervical, and breast cancer screenings, and influenza and pneumococcal vaccination. Results indicated that people with mild and moderate disability received flu and pneumonia vaccinations somewhat more frequently than people without disabilities, but people with the most severe disabilities received vaccinations least frequently. Women with disabilities received fewer pap tests and clinical breast exams. Authors conclude that severity of disability is related to receipt of certain preventive services, but not necessarily in a simple way.