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Cognitive impairment in Aboriginal people with heavy episodic patterns of alcohol use

This research determines the impact of long-term and heavy episodic alcohol use on cognitive function in Aboriginal people.

Communicating About Loss: Experiences of Older Australian Adults With Cerebral Palsy and Complex Communication Needs

This study explored how older adults with a lifelong disability, such as cerebral palsy, and complex communication needs (CCN) experience loss and manage the grieving process.

Comparative Program Options for Aging People with Intellectual Disabilities

This study compared different models of day-support programs used by older people with intellectual disabilities.

Comparing the Job Strain and Job Demand-Control-Support Models in Direct-Care Disability Workers: Support for Support

This study attempted to determine the relationship of stress to occupation. Occupation-specific stressors and/or psychological reactions may trigger stress-related-illness among different types of employees. .

Comparison of People with ABI Living in Two Accommodation Settings: Shared Supported Accommodation and Residential Aged Care

This article describes the characteristics, support needs and level of community inclusion of people with an acquired brain injury (ABI) living in shared accommodation in Victoria. Furthermore, it compares this group with a group of people with ABI under 50 years old living in residential care.

Comparison of specialist and mainstream programs for older carers of adults with intellectual disability: Considerations for service development

The present paper discusses a study that further explored the functions of specialist programs for this group through a comparsion with a mainstream disability case-management program.

Conditionally sexual: Men and teenage boys with moderate to profound intellectual disability

This article presents data about the sexuality of men and boys with intellectual disability. It underscores the need for a better understanding of sexual health needs of these men and boys.

Construct validity of the Children's Hand-Skills ability Questionnaire (CHSQ) in children with disabilities: A Rasch analysis

This study further investigated the internal and external construct validity of The Children's Hand-Skill ability Questionnaire (CHSQ).

Construct validity of the Quality of Upper Extremity Skills Test for children with cerebral palsy

This study examined the suitability of the Quality of Upper Extremity Skills Test (QUEST) in children with cerebral palsy (CP). This test was reviewed by using data from 94 children with CP. The study suggests some revisions to QUEST before using.

Culturally and linguistically diverse carers in Australia: Background report

This report presents information about care provided by culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) populations in Australia. It provides a profile of the CALD carers, an overview of their services. It also focuses on resources and relevant policies.

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