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An examination of the experiences of young people who care for a family member experiencing physical or mental health problems in Australia

This article explores how young people perceive their experience of providing care to family members. Interviews were conducted with six young people aged from 14 to 17 years old who identified as...

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).

An Integrative Review of Literature on the Implementation of Positive Behaviour Support

This literature review integrates the core literature on Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) and its systemic implementation in organisations.

Arthritis and disability

Arthritis is the second leading cause of disability and the most common cause of chronic pain in Australia today.

Assessing disordered speech and voice in Parkinson's disease: a telerehabilitation application

This article presents findings of a study which investigates the validity and reliability of a telerehabilitation application for assessing the speech and voice disorder associated with Parkinson's disease.

Assessing Emotional and Behavioral Problems in Children with Intellectual Disability: Revisiting the Factor Structure of the Developmental Behavior Checklist

The objective of the reported study was to reassess the factor structure of the Developmental Behaviour Checklist (DBC) in a large cross-cultural sample representing all levels of intellectual disability.

Assessing the prevalence and exploring the aetiology of intellectual disability in the early twentieth century: The experience of policy and practice in New South Wales

This paper provides an account of attempts made in Australia and in New South Wales in particular to assess the prevalence of intellectual disability. Epilepsy and syphilis emerge as co-morbid conditions linked to intellectual disability.

Assessment of acquired brain injury in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: Guidance for DisabilityCare Australia

This paper reports the project which aimed to develop best practice guideline, support framework and a culturally appropriate instrument for assessing functioning,

cognitive impairment, and the care and support needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons with acquired brain injury.

Audit of cardiovascular disease risk factors among supported adults with intellectual disability attending an ageing clinic

This study identified some of the risk factors for older adults with intellectual disability (ID). Some of the risk factors were hypertension, elevated glucose and cholesterol, being overweight, obesity, smoking and exercise.

Australia's health 2000: the seventh biennial report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australia's Health 2000 is the nation's authoritative source of information on patterns of health and illness, determinants of health, the supply and use of health services, and health services costs and performance.

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