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The subjective well-being of people caring for a family member with a severe disability at home: a review

This review concerns the life quality of people caring for a relative with a severe disability within their family.

The use of health services among Australians with disability

People with a severe disability are more likely than others without a disability to more extensively use health services including specialist and mental health services in Australia.

The use of health services among Australians with disability

This bulletin is the second in a series about health of people with disability. It examines the use of health services among Australians with disability based on national population health survey data.

The use of the internet as a bibliotherapeutic tool for parents with children with disabilities or special needs : an exploratory study

There is little Australian-based research looking at the use of the Internet as a bibliotherapeutic tool for parents with children with disabilities and special needs. This study used a small...

The Wellbeing of Australians – Caregiving at Home

This report presents the findings of the 13th survey of Australian Unity Wellbeing Index - a research which aims to monitor the subjective wellbeing of the Australian population.

The Wellbeing of Australians: Carer Health and Wellbeing

This report presents findings on the subjective wellbeing of carers in Australia.

Time away from “smelling the roses”: Where do mothers raising children with disabilities find the time to work?

Using the Australian Time Use survey (TUS), this study examined time allocation among working parents raising children with disabilities.

Time use patterns in ambulatory adolescents with cerebral palsy

This article seeks to investigate the activity patterns of adolescents with CP and contrast them with those of typically developing (TD) adolescents, using a use-of-time approach.

Total population investigation of dental hospitalizations in Indigenous children under five years in Western Australia using linked data

This study compares dental hospital admissions in a total state birth population of Indigenous and non-Indigenous children aged under five years in Western Australia. Indigenous children were worse off than non-Indigenous children in terms of a number of health outcome measures.

Treating the speech disorder in Parkinson's disease online

This paper investigated the feasibility and effectiveness of an Internet-based telerehabilitation application (eREHAB) for the delivery of the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) to persons with Parkinson's disease and disordered speech.

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