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'A captive audience': musical concerts in Queensland mental institutions c.1870-c.1930

The practice of taking small numbers of patients, under staff escort, either to a ward or to one of the three recreation halls to form the captive audience for musical concerts performed for their benefit, in Queensland mental institutions between 1870 and 1930, is examined.

‘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.

"Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder": Students with Chronic Illness Seeking Academic Continuity through Interaction with Their Teachers at School

This study investigated secondary school students' access and to and utilisation of opportunities to learn effectively so that academic progress is made despite disruption to full-time schooling. It discussed the implications of academic support for students with chronic illness.

"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.

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

This report describes work that sets out to explore the value of a module of information on functional status as a health outcomes measure and to develop a framework for the development of such a module.

A long-term population-based clinical and morbidity profile of Angelman syndrome in Western Australia: 1953–2003

This paper presents the incidence, clinical presentation and associated comorbidities of Angelman syndrome (AS) in Western Australia. It predicts the need for a higher number of sheltered accommodation.

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.

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