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Autism following a history of newborn encephalopathy: More than a coincidence?

This articles presents the findings of a population-based study of moderate and severe term newborn encephalopathy (NE) in Western Australia between 1993 and 1996. The study shows that children who had experienced NE were more likely to have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Autism in context 2: Assessment, intervention and services in Australia

Abstract Continuing from part 1, part 2 of the autism spectrum disorders review explores clinical practice and service delivery aspects of autism spectrum disorders including current assessment...

Barriers to breast cancer screening in Australia: experiences of women with physical disabilities

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore the experiences of breast cancer screening for women with physical disabilities.;BACKGROUND: Despite women with disabilities having the same or greater risk of...

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.

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.

Brief comprehensive quality of life assessment after stroke: The Assessment of Quality of Life Instrument in the North East Melbourne Stroke Incidence Study (NEMESIS)

This study evaluated the validity of the Assessment of Quality of Life (AQoL) instrument in a stroke population. Researchers interviewed 39 patients. The AQoL appeared as a valid instrument of health-related quality of life after stroke.

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.

Can questions about social interaction correctly identify preschool aged children with autism?

The assessment of social development (SIQ) may assist in early identification of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This paper stresses the need for the evaluation of the SIQ at the point of entry to a clinical service.

Caregivers of people with neurodegenerative diseases: Profile and unmet needs from a population-based survey in South Australia

This is a cross-sectional, whole of population study conducted in South Australia. Data were analysed to determine the profile and unmet care needs of people who identify as having provided care for a person who died an expected death from NDDs.

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