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Disabilities in older African-American women: understanding the current state of the literature

TitleDisabilities in older African-American women: understanding the current state of the literature
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsJones, DA
JournalJ Natl Black Nurses AssocJ Natl Black Nurses Assoc
Volume20
Pagination55-64
Date PublishedDec
ISBN Number0885-6028 (Print)<br/>0885-6028 (Linking)
Accession Number20364727
KeywordsActivities of Daily Living, African Americans/ethnology/statistics & numerical data, Amputation/statistics & numerical data, Disabled Persons/statistics & numerical data, Female, Health Promotion, Health Status Disparities, Healthcare Disparities/ organization & administration, Hospitalization/statistics & numerical data, Humans, Nurse's Role, Research Design, United States/epidemiology, Women, Women's Health
AbstractThe purpose of this review sought to address the following question: What does the current literature report regarding older African-American women with disabilities? A search of PubMed database was done for research on African-American women, ages 45 years and older, who have a disability. Sixty-one articles were reviewed and categorized into groups according to themes. The term disability was only defined in one of the studies. Overall, the studies reviewed revealed racial and ethnic disparities among African-American women with disabilities that included increased hospital days, poor health days, hospitalizations, being functionally totally dependent, and having increased primary and repeat amputations when compared to their White counterparts.
Short TitleJournal of National Black Nurses' Association : JNBNA
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