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Descriptions of community by people with spinal cord injuries: concepts to inform community integration and community rehabilitation

Kuipers, Pim, Kendall Melissa, B., Amsters, Delena, Pershouse, Kiley, Schuurs, Sarita,

Academic Literature

2011

In light of the limited research regarding community integration after spinal cord injury, this study investigated how a large number of adults with spinal cord injury described their local communities. Findings indicate three dominant themes: social integration, occupation and independent living, In general, substantial diversity of responses across participants suggested a need for greater complexity in understanding, measurement and clinical application of the notion of community.

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Journal/Publication : International Journal of Rehabilitation Research

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Community and civic participation

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