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Disability, employment and work performance among people with ICD‐10 anxiety disorders

This study identified factors that affect labour force participation and work performance among people with anxiety disorders. Reduced labour force participation, degraded employment trajectories and impaired job performance influenced anxiety disorders.

Does the daily choice making of adults with intellectual disability meet the normalisation principle?

This study examined daily choice availability for adults with intellectual disability. It showed that level of disability, rather than age, affected choice availability of adult participants.

Early Childhood Intervention Coordination Program: Information Options Project

This report focuses on challenges and difficulties experienced by parents and service providers in accessing accurate and up-to-date information about early childhood services. It suggests some of the ways of removing barriers to accessing information.

Early Childhood Intervention Review: Nepean Blue Mountains/Hunter Trial SItes

A commissioned study into the delivery of Early Childhood Intervention services in the context of the NDIS roll out in the Nepean Blue Mountains and Hunter Regions of NSW.

Effectiveness of rehabilitation intervention in persons with multiple sclerosis: a randomised controlled trial

Multiple sclerosis is a neurodegenerative disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves. This article seeks to explore the effectiveness of rehabilitation intervention in persons with multiple sclerosis.

Effects of a comprehensive health assessment programme for Australian adults with intellectual disability: a cluster randomized trial

This article seeks to explore the effects of a comprehensive health assessment programme for adults with intellectual disability.

Effects of Helicobacter pylori eradication among adults with intellectual disability

Adults with intellectual disability have lower Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) eradication and higher side-effect rates than the general population. Two most significant risk factors for H. pylori are mal-adaptive behaviour and disability.

Employment status after spinal cord injury (1992-2005): a review with implications for interpretation, evaluation, further research, and clinical practice

This study reviews the research conducted on the topic of employment status after spinal cord injury that was published between 1992 and 2005. Post-injury employment rates varied by geographical location as well as by the time spent after injury.

Enabling health reform

The federal government's health reform agenda says nothing about the disadvantages faced by people with an intellectual disability - despite Australia's international commitments. The Medicare Local system could help rectify this inequality.

End-of-Life Care and Dying: Issues Raised by Staff Supporting Older People with Intellectual Disability in Community Living Services

The aim of this study was to explore the current status of end-of-life care and dying of people with intellectual disability based on the experiences of staff in community living services. ocus...

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