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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.

Can employment positively affect the recovery of people with psychiatric disabilities?

This study explored the relationship between employment and recovery in individuals with psychiatric disabilities and proposed that participants who were employed would have higher levels of recovery than participants who were not employed.

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.

Cause of death and potentially avoidable deaths in Australian adults with intellectual disability using retrospective linked data - Study

This article seeks to investigate mortality and its causes in adults over the age of 20 years with intellectual disability (ID).

Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The Centre undertakes multi-disciplinary research and evaluation projects to inform the development and organisation of policy and services for people with disabilities nationally and internationally.

Challenges in Implementing Wellness Approaches in Childhood Disability Services: Views from the field

This study investigates the extent to which wellness approaches are implemented routinely in childhood disability services by allied health therapists.

Checklists for general practitioner diagnosis of depression in adults with intellectual disability

Researchers assessed two tools used for diagnosis and management of depression in adults with intellectual disability. The two checklists were almost similar. The carer checklist was more suitable than the GP tool.

Choosing disability: preimplantation genetic diagnosis and negative enhancement

This article seeks to explore the concept of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) being used to achieve outcomes that, commonly, are not socially preferred.

Chronic diseases and labour force participation in Australia

This study examined the impact of several chronic diseases such as diabetes and mental illnesses on the probability of labour force participation in Australia. The effects of the chronic conditions on economic participation differed by gender and age groups.

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