Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Pain Interventions for People with Longstanding Disability

Pain, chronic pain, and pain management are of considerable interest in health care, however, little information is readily available about pain prevalence or management for people with longstanding disability. The overall goal for this project is to identify and report on literature related to pain and pain interventions for people with longstanding disability. As is […]Read More »

Assessing Impact of cCMV Infection on Development and Language in Infants Identified by a Universal Screening Program

Lifelong disabilities are caused by congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infection; thus, there is a need to develop data-driven, rational newborn screening and intervention policies. The practice of targeted screening for cCMV – based on signs and symptoms of disease (included a failed newborn hearing screen) at birth – has been advocated by many groups. However, many […]Read More »

Impact of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) on the Educational Costs and Placements of Hearing Impaired Children

Currently, there are no studies with longitudinal data of placement and outcomes of children before and after the development of EHDI systems. The broad long term goal of this research project is to investigate the cost benefit for children with educationally significant hearing loss as a result of universal newborn hearing screening/early hearing detection and […]Read More »

Two new DRDC publications are available

The DRDC continues to explore medication usage in people with disabilities on several fronts. We have two recent manuscripts that can be found here: https://www.disabilityresearchcenter.com/research/publications/ One of the papers considered medication adherence in people with IDD and hypertension, and the other reviewed opioid prescription patterns in people with lifelong disability and immune conditions.Read More »

RFAs Posted for 2019 – Applications due March 4

The DRDC announces two (2) new research opportunities for the 2019 cycle.  These will be awarded from the University of South Carolina as subcontracts from its prime award for the DRDC, which is funded by the CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD). All applications are due by 8PM Eastern time on […]Read More »

Utilization of Hospital Services for Opioid Users with Disabilities, using Population-based nationally representative data

Suzanne McDermott, PhD, University of South Carolina (Funded 2018) The overall goal for this project is to describe the opioid prescription filling experience for people with a range of disabilities, and to characterize their use of inpatient hospital and Emergency Department (ED) services during a two-year period. Publicly available National Health Interview Study (NHIS) data will be linked […]Read More »

Accelerated Timeline for EHDI Benchmarks

Jareen Meinzen-Derr, PhD, MPH, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (Funded 2018) The objective of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of different EHDI benchmarks for improving both short term (language) and long term (early academic) outcomes in children who are deaf/hard of hearing (D/HH) served through the state of Ohio’s EHDI program. This project […]Read More »

Intensity of Interventions for Hearing Loss – Colorado

Mallene Wiggin, PhD, University of Colorado (Funded 2018) This project involves analyzing the data from two large datasets. Both datasets include expressive/receptive language (spoken and signed), developmental, demographic, audiological, and intervention variables. One dataset is from a population study in one state where the intervention system is uniform within the state. The second dataset is […]Read More »

Intensity of Interventions for Hearing Loss – Ohio

 Jareen Meinzen-Derr, PhD, MPH, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (Funded 2018) The objective of this proposed research is to assess the effectiveness of early intervention (EI) for improving both short term (language) and longer term (early academic) outcomes in children who are deaf/hard of hearing (D/HH) served through the state of Ohio’s EHDI program. This […]Read More »

Linking EHDI Data

Christine Yoshinaga-Itano, PhD, University of Colorado (Funded 2018) The project team will look up all children on school database and identify any links to early hearing detection and intervention database. We will also attempt to identify any children not identified through EHDI who have information about whether the loss was congenital or acquired. Prepare data […]Read More »