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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.

‘Out of pocket’ costs to stroke patients during the first year after stroke – results from the North East Melbourne Stroke Incidence Study

This study aimed to determine the nature and magnitude of ‘out of pocket’ costs to stroke patients during the first year after stroke.

"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.

"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.

A description of how three occupational therapists train children in using the scanning access technique

Scanning is a technique that enables children with severe physical disabilities to access an augmentative and alternative communication device. This article seeks to explore the methods and rationale used by occupational therapists experienced in training scanning when teaching a child to scam.

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 masculine perspective of gendered topics in the research literature on males and females with intellectual disability

This article presents a review of published literature that focused on male social pathologies. The review identified a thematic difference. The literature paid less attention to male health compared with female health. A strong focus was evident on problematised male sexual behaviour.

A narrative review of Men's Sheds literature: Reducing social isolation and promoting men's health and well-being

This paper reviews literature on Men's Shed programmes. The objective of the programme is to promote men's health and well-being. The study found a limited amount of literature on the topic. Moreover, it highlights the importance of examining the potential benefits of Men's Shed programmes.

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