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Defining the Content for a New Quality of Life Questionnaire for Students with Low Vision (The Impact of Vision Impairment on Children: IVI_C)

This study aims to obtain statement which describes the impact of vision impairment on participation in every day activities of school-aged children (8–18 years). The statements obtained are used to

design a new quality of life questionnaire for students with low vision.

Deinstitutionalization for Older Adults With Severe Mental Retardation: Results From Australia

This paper reports on the outcomes of relocation for older people who had lived in a large mental health hospital in Queensland, Australia. It focuses on behavioural problems, decision-making and the quality of life. The study has implications for service provisions.

Delineating disability, labour force participation and employment restrictions among persons with psychosis

This paper described characteristics of labour force participation and employment among persons with psychosis. It showed that they have low labour force participation rate. It emphasises education and training opportunities for this group.

Dental admissions in children under two years–a total‐population investigation

This paper describes dental and oral cavity admissions and associated factors in children under two years of age. A range of factors such as sex, location, having birth defects and being Indigenous influenced hospital admissions.

Design and quality of ICF-compatible data items for national disability support services

This paper aims to examine the structure, distribution and interrelationships of International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)-compatible items in Australia's national data collection about disability support services.

Developing and maintaining person centred active support with people with neurotrauma

This study sought to explore the application and effectiveness of delivering Active Support in supported accommodation services for people with neurotrauma.

Developing behavioural training services to meet defined standards within an Australian statewide disability service system and the associated client outcomes

This study examined and the impact of the behavioural services training on the associated client outcomes and the severity rings of subsequent referrals in disability services in Tasmania.

Development and Evaluation of a Pilot Filmmaking Project for Rural Youth with a Serious Mental Illness

This paper evaluates a creative arts project which taught young people with mental illnesses filmmaking skills and techniques over a five-week period.

Differences in the Prevalence, Severity and Symptom Profiles of Depression in Boys and Adolescents with an Autism Spectrum Disorder versus Normally Developing Controls

The prevalence, severity and symptom profiles for major depressive disorder (MDD) were compared in samples of boys and adolescents with and without an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Self-reports...

Disability and its relationship to health conditions and other factors

This report examines the inter-relationships among components of disability, health status and other related factors. It indicates that the nature and severity of disability may be linked to different types of health conditions.

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Research to Action Guides

  • A Guide for disability practitioners, schools, employers and young people looking to make the transition from school to employment in Australia....
  • The Culturally Proficient Service Delivery Research to Action Guide has been developed to assist in the provision of accessible, appropriate and effective disab...