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Australian Health Survey

This publication is the first of several ABS releases of results from the 2011-13 Australian Health Survey (AHS).

Australian implementation and evaluation of active support

This paper reports on the implementation and evaluation of Active Support in Australia. It shows that there was significantly greater participation in a wider variety of domestic activities, as well as more frequent and varied community participation.

Australians from a non-English speaking background with intellectual disability: The importance of research

The authors review available data on Australians from a non-English speaking background (NESB) with intellectual disability (ID). They find that intellectual disability in the Australian NESB community has received limited attention in terms of both qualitative and quantitative research.

Barriers and enablers to the use of evidence based practice (EBP) by speech pathologists working for Ageing Disability and Home Care (NSW)

This paper shows that speech pathologists' attitudes towards evidence-based practice (EBP) became favourable as a result of training and knowledge. They felt more confident in applying the principles of EBP in clinical practice.

Barriers to maternal workforce participation and relationship between paid work and health

This article presents the findings from a mailed survey identifying issues including mother's health, workforce participation and barriers to inclusion in the workplace.

Bespoke program design for school-aged therapy disability service delivery

This article investigated models of service delivery. To do this, the authors reviewed the literature in this area. They proposed a suitable service delivery model for children with disabilities.

Body image and physical disability—personal perspectives

This study explored the body image concerns of people with a physical disability. It found that bodily impairment had a negative influence on their mental health. However, they gradually adjust to their different bodies and increasingly accept their disabilities over time.

Body mass index as an indicator of adiposity among adults with intellectual disability

This study examines the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and obesity. Data were collected from people with an intellectual disability. Results show a positive correlation between BMI and obesity.

Breast cancer and the uptake of mammography screening services by women with intellectual disabilities

Older women with an intellectual disability have a high rate of cancer risk. However, the rate of breast cancer screening was lower among this women compared with women without a disability.

Burden of stroke in indigenous Western Australians: a study using data linkage

This article seeks to investigate the incidence and burden of stroke (in disability-adjusted life years) in indigenous and non-indigenous people in Western Australia.

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