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Availability, spatial accessibility, utilisation and the role of telehealth for multi-disciplinary paediatric cerebral palsy services in Queensland

Aims: The purpose of this study was to understand the methods of current delivery of health care services to cerebral palsy (CP) patients in Queensland, Australia. The study also examines the...

Barriers and enablers to the use of evidence based practice (EBP) by speech pathologists working for Ageing Disability and Home Care (NSW)

This paper shows that speech pathologists' attitudes towards evidence-based practice (EBP) became favourable as a result of training and knowledge. They felt more confident in applying the principles of EBP in clinical practice.

Barriers to sexual health provision for people with intellectual disability: A disability service provider and clinician perspective

Background: Sexual health remains one of the most overlooked areas of life for people with intellectual disability. In recent years there has been an increasing expectation that this issue will be...

Body image and physical disability -- personal perspectives

This study used qualitative methodology to investigate the body image concerns of people with physical disabilities. Three males and four females aged between 22 and 50 years, in Melbourne,...

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.

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 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.

Caring for older Australians: Inquiry report

Link to overview - http://www.pc.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/110932/aged-care-overview-booklet.

Caring in the community, Australia 2009

This publication presents information about carers who provide informal assistance with core activities that is ongoing, or likely to be ongoing, for at least six months.

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