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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 responsiveness of functional outcome assessment measures for trauma registries

This study assessed the responsiveness of several measurement scales used to measure long-term disability and functional outcomes after trauma. It recommends that the Glasgow Outcome Scale-Extended (GOSE) produce the most reliable and consistent results.

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.

Concurrent validity of the Functional Independence Measure for Children (WeeFIM) and the Pediatric Evaluation of Disabilities Inventory in children with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries

This study aimed at determining the concurrent validity of two measures (the Functional Independence Measure of Children and the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory) of functional performance in children with intellectual disability. The two tests measure similar constructs.

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.

Culture and coping: Anglo- and Greek-Australian parents of children with a disability

This article seeks to explore coping methods in Anglo- and Greek-Australian families with a disabled child.

Current and future demand for specialist disability services

This publication reports the findings of a study the AIHW was commissioned to undertake on levels of unmet demand for specialist disability services funded under the Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement.

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