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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 physiological indices of stress to the job strain and the job demand-control-support models. 98 direct-care disability workers completed a survey.

Comparing the responsiveness of functional outcome assessment measures for trauma registries

Measuring long-term disability and functional outcomes after major trauma is not standardized across trauma registries. An ideal measure would be responsive to change but not have significant...

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.

Comprehensive health assessments during de-institutionalization: an observational study

This article seeks to investigate the effectiveness of the comprehensive health assessment program (CHAP) in people with intellectual disability transitioning from institutional care to community care.

Concurrent validity of the Functional Independence Measure for Children (WeeFIM) and the Pediatric Evaluation of Disabilities Inventory in children with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries

This study aimed at determining the concurrent validity of two measures (the Functional Independence Measure of Children and the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory) of functional performance in children with intellectual disability. The two tests measure similar constructs.

Contested Housing Landscapes? Social Inclusion, Deinstitutionalisation and Housing Policy in Australia

This paper explores the character and implications of deinstitutionalisation in Australia as a rehousing process. It is based on a recent national research project that has examined the housing futures of people with intellectual disabilities who have been, or will be, deinstitutionalised.

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.

Counting Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Australia: The evidence and the challenges

This review collates information on the prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in Australia.

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.

Culture and coping: Anglo- and Greek-Australian parents of children with a disability

This article seeks to explore coping methods in Anglo- and Greek-Australian families with a disabled child.

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