Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) are related to personal care and mobility. COVID-19 disrupted access to care for many working-age adults with ADL difficulties, potentially creating negative health and social impacts. This research brief shows that working-age adults (18-64) with ADL difficulty faced worse health and social impacts than their peers without ADL difficulty during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. The needs of people with disabilities must be prioritized in policy decisions to increase equity and reduce health disparities during the ongoing COVID-19 response and in future public health emergencies.
COVID-19, Disabilities, Population Health, Social Health
Family, Life Course, and Society | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Social Psychology and Interaction | Sociology
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Pendergrast, Claire and Monnat, Shannon M., "COVID-19 Negatively Impacted Health and Social Relationships among Working-Age Adults with Disabilities" (2022). Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion: Population Health Research Brief Series. 184.
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