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What Predicts the Use of Genetic Counseling Services After the Birth of a Child with Down Syndrome?

This article presents findings from a survey of families of children born with Down syndrome over 2 years in Victoria to find out whether they have used the government funded genetic counseling service and why.

When work happens in the house: Perceptions of how residential care staff choose to spend work time in transitional living units for people with brain injury

This naturalistic study explored the influence of various contextual factors on the decision making of residential care staff (RCS) who worked and lived with clients with brain injury in transitional living environments.

Who Cares and does it matter for the labour market? A longitudinal analysis of the labour force status of Indigenous and non-Indigenous carers

The relatively high rates of disability among the Indigenous population corresponds with heavy caring burdens. It has been well established that carers of a person with a disability have lower rates of paid employment than dononcarers.

Who is diverted? Moving beyond diagnosed impairment towards a social and political analysis of diversion

This study questions the social and political contexts of mental illness and cognitive impairment in the criminal justice system, and analyses the underlying assumptions and systemic effects around coercion, disability and criminal law.

Yoga and Exercise for Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety in People With Poststroke Disability: A Randomized, Controlled Pilot Trial

The study investigated whether supplementing exercise with participation in a yoga program would provide further improvements in self-reported symptoms of depression and anxiety in a chronic poststroke population, and it also assessed trial feasibility for future studies.

Young Australians: their health and wellbeing 2007

Using a set of key indicators of health and wellbeing of young people, this report brings together the most up-to-date national data on the health status of young Australians aged 12-24 years and the factors influencing their health

Young carers in Australia: understanding the advantages and disadvantages of their care giving

The study consisted of a literature review, quantitative analysis of existing national data sets, qualitative analysis of focus groups and interview with young carers.

Young carers in Australia: understanding the advantages and disadvantages of their care giving

This report presents the findings from a multi‑stage study on young carers undertaken by the Social Policy Research Centre for the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Young Carers Research Project: Final Report

This project aimed to research the number, characteristics and needs of young primary carers in relation to facilitating their social and economic participation in the community.

Young People with Down Syndrome: A Preliminary Investigation of Health Knowledge and Associated Behaviours

This article seeks to explore health behaviours of young people with Down Syndrome.

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