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Citation:  Ni, C. F., Wilkins-Turner, F., Liebert, D. E., Ellien, V., & Harrington, C. (2014). Native Americans with disabilities: A comparison of male and female eastern tribal members.. Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 7 (1),
Title:  Native Americans with disabilities: A comparison of male and female eastern tribal members.
Authors:  Ni, C. F., Wilkins-Turner, F., Liebert, D. E., Ellien, V., & Harrington, C.
Year:  2014
Journal/Publication:  Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal
Publisher:  University of Hawaii at Manoa
Full text:  http://www.rdsjournal.org/index.php/journal/article/view/143   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Not reported

Structured abstract:

Purpose:  The purpose of this study was to identify the prevalence of disability, employment, and rehabilitation of Native Americans.
Study sample:  Four eastern tribal members participated in the study.
Data collection and analysis:  Quantitative analyses (Chi-square tests) were conduced to compare the participants by gender.
Findings:  Females were more likely to experience arthritis and orthopedic issues. Males were more likely to experience substance abuse. There was no gender different found with employment rates.

Populations served:  Rural and remote communities
Culturally diverse populations (e.g., African Americans, Native Americans, and non-English speaking populations)