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Health advocacy: a vital step in attaining human rights for adults with intellectual disability

This paper explores the meaning, perceptions and experiences of advocacy by family members and paid support workers of adults with intellectual disability (ID) and locates the findings within a health and human rights discourse.

Health and functional capacity -- Capturing capability limitations in measures of health

This paper explores which measures of health accurately reflect the functional capabilities of individuals – that is, in what measures of health do those classified as having poorer health actually have poorer functional outcomes.

Health Education by Peers with Spinal Cord Injury: a Scoping Review

This scoping review explored existing evidence about the various types and content of health education programs involving peers, aimed at adults with spinal cord injuries.

Health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians

This article presents a selection of results from the 2004-05 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (NATSIHS), which provides information about the health circumstances of Indigenous Australians.

Health of Australians with disability: health stat

This bulletin aims to address the disparity in health between Australians with disability and those without disability.

Health of Australians with disability: health status and risk factors

This bulletin examines how health problems affect health status of people with disability in Australia with a focus on prevalence and age at onset of some significant long term health conditions and relevant health risk factors and behaviours.

Health status of Australian children with mild to severe cerebral palsy: cross‐sectional survey using the Child Health Questionnaire

This paper describes child health and well-being across the spectrum of cerebral palsy (CP) and reports on psychometric properties in children in Victoria. Children with severe CP had the poorest physical health, but psychosocial health and emotional impact on parents were similar.

Helicobacter pylori and hepatitis A and B infections in carers of adults with intellectual disability

Helicobacter pylori, hepatitis A and hepatitis B are common transmissible infections in adults with intellectual disability. This pilot study was designed to assess: (1) the possibility that H...

Help seeking among vision-impaired adults referred to their GP for depressive symptoms: Patient characteristics and outcomes associated with referral uptake

Adults with vision impairment commonly experience depression; however, depression often remains undetected and therefore untreated in this group. Using a prospective longitudinal design, the aim...

Hospital admissions in children with cerebral palsy: A data linkage study

Aim: The overall aim was to investigate the feasibility and utility of linking a cerebral palsy (CP) register to an administrative data set for health services research purposes. We sought to...

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Research to Action Guides

  • A Guide for disability practitioners, schools, employers and young people looking to make the transition from school to employment in Australia....
  • The Culturally Proficient Service Delivery Research to Action Guide has been developed to assist in the provision of accessible, appropriate and effective disab...