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Comorbidity and labor force activity among people with psychiatric disorders

This study attempted to examine how comorbidity impacted on labour force participation. It found that comorbidity influences labour force activities. People with psychiatric disorders and comorbidity profiles need intensive vocational services.

Comparing the Job Strain and Job Demand-Control-Support Models in Direct-Care Disability Workers: Support for Support

This study attempted to determine the relationship of stress to occupation. Occupation-specific stressors and/or psychological reactions may trigger stress-related-illness among different types of employees. .

Comparison of specialist and mainstream programs for older carers of adults with intellectual disability: Considerations for service development

The present paper discusses a study that further explored the functions of specialist programs for this group through a comparsion with a mainstream disability case-management program.

Construct validity of the Quality of Upper Extremity Skills Test for children with cerebral palsy

This study examined the suitability of the Quality of Upper Extremity Skills Test (QUEST) in children with cerebral palsy (CP). This test was reviewed by using data from 94 children with CP. The study suggests some revisions to QUEST before using.

Coping strategies in mothers of school-aged children with intellectual disabilities

The role of the family is crucially important in providing a good education to students with special needs. However, this role is often overlooked. Parents can play a critical role in students' long-term achievement.

Cost of Providing Specialist Disability Services and Communities Services in Queensland

This report focuses on service delivery and organisational expenditure data for 30 service delivery types funded by the Disability Services Queensland (DSQ) and the Department of Communities (DOC). It identified factors influencing service delivery expenditure.

Counselling support for people with intellectual disabilities: the use of narrative therapy

This article examined the potential of narrative therapy as a direct intervention for adults with moderate-to-severe intellectual disabilities, autism and/or severe communication limitations. The findings suggest that the therapy can be useful in assisting them.

Culturally and linguistically diverse carers in Australia: Background report

This report presents information about care provided by culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) populations in Australia. It provides a profile of the CALD carers, an overview of their services. It also focuses on resources and relevant policies.

Current and future demand for specialist disability services

This publication reports the findings of a study the AIHW was commissioned to undertake on levels of unmet demand for specialist disability services funded under the Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement.

Deconstructing current comorbidity: Data from the Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Well-Being

This paper analyses data from the Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Well-Being to evaluate the relationships between comorbidity, disability and service utilisation associated with particular mental disorders.

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