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Perceived Impacts of COVID-19 on Wellbeing among US Working-age Adults with ADL Difficulty

Claire B.Pendergrast, Shannon M.Monnat

Disability and Health Journal, May 2022

Portrait of Ph.D. student (sociology) Claire Pendergrast

Claire Pendergrast

Shannon Monnat

Shannon Monnat

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted people with disabilities. Working-age adults with ADL difficulty may face unique challenges and heightened health risks because of the pandemic. It is critical to better understand the impacts of COVID-19 on social, financial, physical, and mental wellbeing among people with disabilities to inform more inclusive pandemic response policies. 

This study compares perceived COVID-19 physical and mental health, social, and financial impacts for US working-age adults with and without ADL difficulty.