Education, Health Care, Public Policy
The authors employed a scoping review to examine peer-reviewed journal articles published between 2017 and 2020 focusing on the relationship between food insecurity among deaf and hard of hearing (DHOH) populations and language barriers using American Sign Language (ASL). Four databases yielded 257 peer-reviewed articles during the initial search. Four peer-reviewed articles were included in the review to explore the relationship between food insecurity among DHOH populations and language barriers using ASL. Multiple contributing factors create a food-insecure individual. Results indicate that income level, mental health status, and caregiver communication are all predictors of food security for DHOH. One of the contributing factors did not have a greater impact than the rest. Further research is needed to examine the relationships between these predictors.
Saunders, R., Jackson, L., & VanderMolen, J. (2023). Food Insecurity Among Deaf and Hard of Hearing: A Scoping Review. JADARA, 55(2), 34-50. Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/jadara/vol55/iss2/3