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Access to mental health services in Victoria: A focus on ethnic communities

People from an ethnic minority background are less likely to use mental health services than the Australian-born people. This study examined the outcomes of an intervention aimed at increasing the use of mental health services by people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Access to mental health services in Victoria: a focus on ethnic communities

The aim of this study was to investigate whether disparities in access and treatment for ethnic communities in Victoria had changed over a decade with the introduction of interventions designed to improve culturally sensitive practice in mental health services.

Acquired brain injury research project (PDF) final report

This report provides information about the prevalence of acquired brain injury (ABI). It points to unmet service needs. It presents an estimation of money required for people living with an ABI.

Activities of daily living in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy: a cross-sectional evaluation using the assessment of motor and process skills

This study investigated The level of activity and participation limitation in the home environment for 54 South Australian children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Younger children performed better than older children on motor skills measurement scales used in the study.

Affective and anxiety disorders and their relationship with chronic physical conditions in Australia: findings of the 2007 National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing

This paper reports on the prevalence of chronic physical and mental health conditions in Australian adults. A nationally representative survey was conducted to gather information. People with a disability were more likely to have a mental health problem and chronic physical conditions.

Aged Services Learning and Research Centre (ASLaRC)

This report evaluates the outcomes of a project - Futures Planning for Older Carers of Adults with Disabilities (phrase 2).

Ageing people with a lifelong disability: challenges for the aged care and disability sectors

Using people with intellectual disability as an exemplar of those who are ageing with a lifelong disability, the paper analyses their location within and the services offered to them by the aged care and disability sectors in Australia.

Aging mothers and aging daughters: Life-long caring and intellectual disability

This paper examines the relationships between ageing, caring and intellectual disability. The article describes how dominant discourses associated with eugenics, institutional care and motherhood shape caring and daughter-mother relationships.

An initial evaluation of a long-term, sustainable, integrated community-based physical activity program for adults with intellectual disability

This article seeks to evaluate the physical and psychosocial benefits of a long term physical activity program for adults with intellectual disability (ID).

Analysis and enhancement of communication behaviour in children with cerebral palsy

This thesis examined the idiosyncratic and subtle behaviours of children with cerebral palsy. It pointed to the need for more effective communication interventions for the children.

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