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End‐of‐life care and dying: issues raised by staff supporting older people with intellectual disability in community living services

This study explores the status of end-of-life care and dying of people with intellectual disability. End-of-life care entails complex interaction between the dying person and carers, other clients, health service providers and family members.

English literacy as a barrier to health care information for deaf people who use Auslan

BACKGROUND: This study sought to gain insight into how Deaf Australians who use Auslan as their primary language perceive their English literacy and if they feel that they can sufficiently access...

Estimating the prevalence of fetal alcohol syndrome in Victoria using routinely collected administrative data

This paper aims to establish the prevalence of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) in Victoria through the Victorian Birth Defects Register (VBDR).

Evaluating diagnostic tools in autism assessments

The project examined the validity of the Gilliam Autism Rating Scale (GARS) in a sample of 26 children presenting for assessment with and without concerns about autism disorder.

Evaluating Diagnostic tools in the Assessment of Autism and Parental Experiences of the Assessment and Diagnostic Process

This study examined the validity of the Gilliam Autism Rating Scale (GARS), in a sample of 26 children presenting for assessment with and without concerns about autism disorder. The study also surveyed parent experiences of the assessment and diagnostic process.

Evaluation of four autism early childhood intervention programs

This paper evaluates four Autism Early Childhood Intervention programs delivered in four ADHC regions between 1 July 2008 and 30 June 2012.

Evaluation of the Australian adaptation of the Keeping It Together (KIT‐Australia) information package with carers of children with special needs

The ‘Keeping It Together’ (KIT) information package is useful in meeting the information needs of children with special needs. This study found evidence in support of this claim in the Australian context.

Exercise intervention to prevent falls and enhance mobility in community dwellers after stroke: a protocol for a randomised controlled trial

This is a protocol of a randomised controlled trial will investigate whether exercise can reduce fall rates and increase mobility and physical activity levels in stroke survivors.

Extinguishing the social?: State sponsored self-care policy and the Chronic Disease Self-management Programme

he Chronic Disease Self‐management Programme (CDSMP) is a psycho‐educational programme designed to increase the capacity of people with chronic conditions to self‐manage. This article seeks to explore he principles of the CDSMP as a national self‐care policy initiative.

Factors associated with dental admissions for children aged under five years in Western Australia

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

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