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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 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. .

Comparing the responsiveness of functional outcome assessment measures for trauma registries

Measuring long-term disability and functional outcomes after major trauma is not standardized across trauma registries. An ideal measure would be responsive to change but not have significant...

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.

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.

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.

Counselling support for people with intellectual disabilities: the use of narrative therapy

This article examined the potential of narrative therapy as a direct intervention for adults with moderate-to-severe intellectual disabilities, autism and/or severe communication limitations. The findings suggest that the therapy can be useful in assisting them.

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.

Data quality of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identification: seven community services data collections

This report examines the quality of identification of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients in seven data collections.

Deconstructing current comorbidity: Data from the Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Well-Being

This paper analyses data from the Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Well-Being to evaluate the relationships between comorbidity, disability and service utilisation associated with particular mental disorders.

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