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Objective : to define the use of disablement resettlement officers (DRO) by patients with locomotor disorders. Design: questionnaire for patients with locomotor disorders potentially handicapping them from obtaining work. Setting: outpatient clinics. Patients: 52 patients, capable of work, aged...
The ATDPs have been the instruments most commonly used for the measurement of attitudes toward disabled persons. However, it has become increasingly apparent that these scales have serious shortcomings and that a new scale is due. A New Scale was developed for the purpose of measuring attitudes...
Chronic obstructive airways disease (COAD) is a major, though neglected, medical and social problem in the United Kingdom today. Dyspnoea is one of the most distressing and disabling symptoms of COAD, which is itself the largest single cause of absence from work in the United Kingdom. This paper...
The case dossiers of 950 patients attending a rehabilitation centre were reviewed to permit appraisal of the value of the ICIDH for monitoring changes in disablement status under treatment. The approach was valuable for identifying people in need of rehabilitation services and for evaluating the...
The components of three different rehabilitation programmes were analysed to determine the factors that influence functional outcomes and prosthetic costs. Age and additional health problems showed little relationship to inpatient activity level while the physical health status score had a...
A description of a unique programme designed to train and support hospital-based rehabilitation generalists on remote Pacific islands is presented. The rationale for the training is discussed, the curriculum is described and the outcomes thus far are presented. The programme consists mainly of...
The study ( n =261) focused on employment chances of Swedish visually impaired persons aged 25–45 years at the onset of their visual impairment, and who were employed at that time. It concerned persons who became visually impaired after 1974, the year when the Act on Security of Employment was...
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