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Disability and stress: a study in perspectives

The study aimed to test the hypothesis that people with a disability may report higher than average stress levels and reveal what aspects of life bother people with different forms of disability.

Disability burden due to stroke in Western Australia: new insights from linked data sources

Stroke-related years lived with disability are likely to be underestimated in Western Australia. This study aims to improve estimates by improving the accuracy of component inputs: nonfatal (28-day survivor) incidence, disease duration and disability (severity) weights.

Disability in Australia: multiple disabilities and need for assistance

This report examines the severity of disability and complex support needs of people with multiple disabilities in Australia. It stresses the need for providing appropriate and adequate support services for people with different types and degrees of disability.

Disability in Australia: trends in prevalence, education, employment and community living

This bulletin provides an overview of disability trends over two decades, including trends in need for and receipt of assistance with specific basic activities of daily life. It also examines the trends in three major areas of people with a disability: education, employment and community living.

Disability support services 2003-04: national data on services provided under the Commonwealth State/Territory disability agreement

This report presents data on services provided or funded by governments under the CSTDA, and the people accessing these services between 1 July 2003 and 30 June 2004.

Disability support services 2007-08: national data on services provided under the Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement

This report provides information relating to Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement (CSTDA)-funded service outlets and users of these services, including support needs of users and informal care arrangements.

Disability support services 2009-10: report on services provided under the National Disability Agreement

This report presents 2009–10 information collected on people who used disability support services provided under the National Disability Agreement (NDA), and the agencies and outlets that provided services.

Disability support services: services provided under the National Disability Agreement 2010-11

This report presents data collected in the Disability Services National Minimum Data Set (DS

NMDS) on disability support services that were provided under the National Disability

Agreement (NDA).

Disability-specific preparation programme plays an important role in shaping students’ attitudes towards disablement and patients with disabilities

A small pilot study was conducted to explore the effect of a clinical placement in a rehabilitation setting on nursing students’ attitudes towards, and effectiveness in caring for, adult patients with acquired disabilities from head and spinal injuries.

Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: Summary of Findings

This publication presents a summary of results from the Survey of Disability, Ageing and

Carers (SDAC) conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) throughout

Australia, from June to November 2003.

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Research to Action Guides

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