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This paper discusses problems with the definition of impairment in the International Classification of Impairments, Disabilities, and Handicaps , in particular the inclusion in the definition of the term ‘psychological’.
Epidemiological studies made within the western countries indicate an incidence of 200–300 traumatic head injuries per 100 000 residents each year. Severe head injuries account for 5–25% of all head injuries; 10–14% of all severe head-injured patients develop into a vegetative state, in...
This study reports the findings of a survey undertaken in 1990/1991 in a poor and predominantly Malay-Muslim community in southern Thailand. The aims were to estimate the prevalence and type of childhood disability and to examine some of the ways in which this disability can be prevented and...
The South Pacific represents a unique area of the world where people with disabilities do need and want rehabilitation interventions. Cross-cultural work, however, carries inherent misunderstandings. Some ideas and examples illustrate how rehabilitation interventions can take place if and when...
In the present study a quantitative description is given of diagnoses and interventions in podiatry. Data are used from a survey on podiatry practice in The Netherlands. Data have been recorded by 36 podiatrists on 897 patients. Information was gathered on patient characteristics, the medical...
The ability to transfer in tetraplegia is a focal point of rehabilitation. Many factors have been associated with independence in transferring, yet the majority of these are anecdotal reports. The purpose of this paper is to report preliminary findings of the study of movement strategies of...
Little is known about how patients behave when they are undertaking programmes of work at home, between clinical sessions. Concern has been expressed about the possibility of potentially harmful behaviour patterns being adopted when computers are used in this mode of therapy. This paper reports...
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