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‘Stroke a chord’: the effect of singing in a community choir on mood and social engagement for people living with aphasia following a stroke

People with aphasia can benefit from music therapy. An intervention showed that the treatment led to a reduction in mood disorders in people with aphasia.

"All at sea": the experience of living with cystic fibrosis

This article seeks to explore the lived experiences of people with cystic fibrosis (CF) - a chronic, life-threatening, life-limiting disease that demands a relentless regime of daily treatment.

"It's different in the country" supporting ageing-in-place for people with developmental disability: an exploration of rural and metropolitan perspectives

This paper assesses the gaps that exist in current disability and aged care sectors that are affecting successful ageing of people with developmental disabilities in both rural and urban regions of NSW and Queensland.

"Lost in the crowd": issues confronting adults with intellectual disabilities and their family members

This paper reports on the process and outcomes of a small qualitative study which identifies the issues for people to determine what services might be more suitable to support adults with an intellectual disability.

A conceptual approach to the work, leisure and retirement education of adults with an intellectual disability

This thesis is concerned with the application of a conceptual approach to educational efforts to improve aspects of work, leisure and retirement functioning in a specific group; persons with an intellectual disability.

A consideration of medicalisation: Choice, engagement and other responsibilities of parents of children with autism spectrum disorder

This paper presents parents' experiences of diagnosis and treatment of children with autism. Information was collected from parents living in four Australian states. The treatment of autism was a complicated process involving consumption, advocacy and education.

A Functioning and Related Health Outcomes Module : the development of a data capture tool for health and community services information systems

Functional status can be a health outcome measure. This reports recommends a module of framework that can be used to describe health status, health outcomes, and storage and transmission of data on human functioning.

A national plan for child and youth wellbeing

The Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) are developing The Nest: a national plan for child and youth wellbeing. The Nest is an initiative that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of young Australians from birth to 24 years.

A picture of Australia's children 2012

This report provides the latest information on how Australia is faring according to key indicators of child health, development, and wellbeing.

A pilot program of physical activity promotion among clients receiving home and community care

This is a pilot study of physical activity promotion as part of home and community care (HACC) service delivery.

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