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Disability At Midlife

  1. Prior literature on disability has centered on disability prevalence among older adults ages 65 and older, providing only limited insight to potential gender differences in disability prevalence in mid-life. M...

    Authors: Serena Wang, Drystan Phillips and Jinkook Lee

    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2021 7:1

    Content type: Research

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  2. Issues of poor physical functioning and disability are burdensome for midlife adults and evidence suggests that the prevalence of these conditions is increasing temporally. Physical functioning during the midl...

    Authors: Carrie A. Karvonen-Gutierrez and Elsa S. Strotmeyer

    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2020 6:8

    Content type: Commentary

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  3. Chronic conditions are associated with worse physical function and commonly develop during midlife. We tested whether the presence of 8 chronic conditions, or the development of these conditions, is associated...

    Authors: Brittney S. Lange-Maia, Kelly Karavolos, Elizabeth F. Avery, Elsa S. Strotmeyer, Carrie A. Karvonen-Gutierrez, Bradley M. Appelhans, Imke Janssen, Sheila A. Dugan and Howard M. Kravitz

    Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2020 6:6

    Content type: Research

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Guest edited by Carrie Karvonen-Gutierrez (University of Michigan) and Elsa Strotmeyer (University of Pittsburgh), this special issue will highlight the conceptualization and burden of disability and its impact on health and functioning during the midlife and late adulthood. We are looking for descriptive papers that document the burden and trajectory of disability as women age through the midlife as well as the relative disparities in disability by sex, race, socio-economic position and geography. We are interested in papers from a range of frameworks and conceptualizations of disability and how they augment scientific understanding of the process, burden and impact of disability during the midlife.