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Availability, spatial accessibility, utilisation and the role of telehealth for multi-disciplinary paediatric cerebral palsy services in Queensland

Aims: The purpose of this study was to understand the methods of current delivery of health care services to cerebral palsy (CP) patients in Queensland, Australia. The study also examines the...

Bespoke program design for school-aged therapy disability service delivery

This article investigated models of service delivery. To do this, the authors reviewed the literature in this area. They proposed a suitable service delivery model for children with disabilities.

Body image and physical disability -- personal perspectives

This study used qualitative methodology to investigate the body image concerns of people with physical disabilities. Three males and four females aged between 22 and 50 years, in Melbourne,...

Breast cancer and the uptake of mammography screening services by women with intellectual disabilities

Older women with an intellectual disability have a high rate of cancer risk. However, the rate of breast cancer screening was lower among this women compared with women without a disability.

Burden of stroke in indigenous Western Australians: a study using data linkage

This article seeks to investigate the incidence and burden of stroke (in disability-adjusted life years) in indigenous and non-indigenous people in Western Australia.

Can questions about social interaction correctly identify preschool aged children with autism?

The assessment of social development (SIQ) may assist in early identification of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This paper stresses the need for the evaluation of the SIQ at the point of entry to a clinical service.

Care and services for spinal injured people with, and without, neurological deficit

This article seeks to describe the care and service usage characteristics of people with spinal injuries, including people without significant neurological deficits.

Caregivers of people with neurodegenerative diseases: Profile and unmet needs from a population-based survey in South Australia

This is a cross-sectional, whole of population study conducted in South Australia. Data were analysed to determine the profile and unmet care needs of people who identify as having provided care for a person who died an expected death from NDDs.

Carers: doing it tough, doing it well

In the context of the NDIS and reform to federally funded carer supports, this report presents the results of evaluation of two block funded carer support programs run by Anglicare Sydney in order to identify impacts of caring and of current carer support arrangements.

Caring for people with a mental disability at home: Australian carers’ perceptions of service provision

This paper shows carer perceptions of the adequacy of assistance. The findings show that people with mental and severe disability are more likely to think that they received inadequate service.

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