5164.0 Disability (Jointly Organized by the Disability Forum and the Epidemiology Section)

Wednesday, November 7, 2007: 2:30 PM
This session will explore the prevalence of and risk factors for a variety of disabilities as well as the challenges of conducting surveys among deaf populations. Presentations will focus on physical and cognitive disabilities among blacks, imbalance and falls, HIV risk assessments for deaf adolescents, physiologic stress among adolescents with disabilities and autism.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) in this session will be able to: 1) Identify the patterns of disability among native and foreign-born whites and blacks in the United States; 2) Recognize conditions/symptoms that predict falls and performance on the Modified Standing Romberg Exam; 3) Identify difficulties in conducting surveys among deaf populations; 4) Discuss significant associations between allostatic load and race, SES, and learning/behavioral disabilities; and 5) Understand the extent to which autism is prevalent in the Medicaid population.

2:50 PM
Impact of chronic dizziness or imbalance on falling and performance on a Romberg Test of Standing Balance in U.S. adults
Howard J. Hoffman, MA, Daniel A. Sklare, PhD, May S. Chiu, BS and Katalin Losonczy, MA
3:05 PM
An American Sign Language HIV Video Survey for Deaf Adolescents
Marjorie F. Goldstein, PhD and Patrice Joyner-Creamer, MSW
3:35 PM

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Organized by: Epidemiology

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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