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Disability under occupation : at the congruence between conflict, religion, & society in Palestine

RASHID, Omar
January 2015

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A dissertation on the Palestinian experience of disability under Israeli territorial occupation. The following key research questions were considered under this dissertation. "First, to locate the perceptions of disability among the disabled in the occupied territories of Palestine, in light of their religious affiliation. Second, to investigate the realities of the disabled within Palestine; and third, to enquire as to whether there had been any differences in the perceptions of disabilities and the realities of those who were injured in conflict, and those who were born with impairment" These questions were answered through a hybrid-methods system of research, with a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods being used

 

Dissertation submitted in part fulfilment of the requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Birmingham

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Prosthetic and orthotic services in developing countries

MAGNUSSON, Lina
October 2014

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This thesis aims to generate further knowledge about prosthetic and orthotic services in developing countries, with a focus on patient mobility and satisfaction with prosthetic and orthotic devices, satisfaction with service delivery, and the views of staff regarding clinical practice and education. The findings are based on patient questionnaires in Malawi and Sierra Leone, including QUEST 2.0, as well as interviews with prosthetic/orthotic technicians in Sierra Leone and Pakistan

School of Health Sciences Dissertation series No. 56, 2014; No. 66, 2014

Evacuation of people with visual impairments

Sørensen, Janne Gress
2014

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This Study aimed to increase knowledge and data on evacuation characteristics of vulnerable people and with a special focus on blind and visually impaired people.

 

An experimental program designed to obtain data on walking speeds horizontally and descending stairs, interaction between participants and their interaction with the building environment. Experiments were conducted in different buildings including office buildings, an institutional building and a tunnel. In total 148 people have participated in the experiments. Parallel to the evacuation experiments participants were interviewed not only about their experience with the experiments but also their use of different building types and the difficulties they meet.

"Out of the shadows" : a qualitative study of parents’ and professionals’ attitudes and beliefs about children with communication disability in Uganda and how best to help them

MCGEOWN, Julia
September 2012

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"Communication forms the basis of human life and the complex ways with which humans can communicate and interact with each other sets us apart from all other species. However, not all humans are able to communicate effectively due to a range of communication impairments. The overall aim of this study is to generate solutions and recommendations to remove any barriers preventing these children from communicating effectively and potentially to improve their quality of life"
Dissertation submitted in part fulfilment of the requirements for a Masters degree at the Centre for International Health and Development (CIHD) at University College London (UCL) Institute of Child Health (ICH)
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Intellectual/developmental disabilities and conflict : advocacy of the forgotten|What are the experiences of persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities in violent conflict and post-conflict situations? : with a focus on humanitarian assistance

ROHWERDER, Brigitte Lea
September 2011

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"This dissertation examines and analyses the experiences of persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities who have been neglected in practice and academia, focusing on their interactions with humanitarian assistance"
Dissertation submitted in part fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Post-War Recovery Studies at the University of York
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Effectiveness of an integrated model of community based rehabilitation on the quality of life of people with disabilities residing in urban slums south India

NAGARAJAN, Guru S
2009

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"Considering the need for more information on current practice and research in CBR, the researcher studied the effectiveness of an integrated model of CBR set up in the Christian Medical College, Vellore, South India (VCBR). The objectives of this study were to generate theory on the value of an `integrated model' that uses an educational strategy and to explore the value of secondary and tertiary care services for PWD in a community based rehabilitation programme for the improvement of their quality of life. A 'Case Study' design was used...The study found that an integrated model of CBR that uses an educational strategy, has good links with secondary/tertiary care centres and makes use of social network/capital, which is available in the community, improved the overall QOL of PWD"

Invisible : the notion of disability in the context of HIV/AIDS in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

HANASS-HANCOCK, Jill
January 2008

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This thesis explores how the cultural context in which people think about disability and HIV exposes disabled people to a higher risk of infection. To investigate this issue, this work analyses the macro-cultural, micro-cultural and individual level of people in the KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa. This resource would be useful for anyone interested in the cultural aspects of disability and HIV and AIDS

HIV/AIDS and disability : an exploration of organizations' responses to HIV/AIDS as it affects people with disabilities

ROHLEDER, Poul Andrew
2008

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This dissertation in clinical psychology explores the extent to which South African schools and organisations that work with persons with disabilities deal with issues of HIV and AIDS. The study indicates that although HIV education takes place, issues relating to HIV and AIDS are handled with much anxiety. The results reveal that in some cases HIV education is used to control and oppress disabled people’s sexual expression, instead of empowering them to have fulfilling sexual lives. Issues regarding sexual abuse and rape are also discussed. The dissertation ends with recommendations regarding further research on disabled people’s experiences and the need to address the silence around issues such as rape and abuse. This resource would be useful for people looking for in-depth information on disability and HIV in general (chapters 2 and 3), and with a focus on South Africa in particular (chapters 5 to 7). Moreover, it would be useful to people interested in the psychological aspects of working in the field of HIV (chapter 4)

What is the effectiveness of community based rehabilitation in improving the well-being of adults with physical disabilities in Sub-Saharan Africa?|Policy recommendations for international non-government organizations

BOGGS, Dorothy
2008

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This policy report examines the effectiveness of community based rehabilitation (CBR) in improving the well-being of people with disabilities in Sub-Saharan Africa and provides recommendations to international NGOs for improving CBR strategy
Dissertation submitted in part fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
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An investigation of the needs of primary school educators in the Cape Metropolitan area working with learners who have English as a second language

O'CONNOR, Julie
March 2006

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This study aims to describe the needs of Grade 1, 2 and 3 educators at government schools in the Cape Metropolitan area working with English-second (or other) language (ESOL) learners, in order to inform the practice of speech-language therapists in meeting these needs. It describes both the perceptions and experiences of educators regarding ESOL learners, as well as the educators’ strategies to overcome the challenges they faced when teaching ESOL learners

Stories of women with disabilities pursuing employment in Guyana : as employees or as entrepreneurs

HALL, Karen
April 2005

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This thesis analyses the stories of 20 women with disabilities highlighting their employment experiences, and compares the findings to the National Development Strategy and the community work carried out by local women organisations. The thesis highlights the social theory section on community economic development and is useful to people interested in the employment experiences of women with disabilities in Guyana

Male, female or disabled : barriers to expression of sexuality

DEEPAK, Sunil
2002

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"This research is based in social model of disability and emancipatory research paradigm, and it explores barriers to the expression of sexuality in a small group of disabled persons in Italy. It has been carried out exclusively through Emails, Newsgroups and Internet, and it also explores the role of internet-based information technologies in participatory and emancipatory research"

Mainstreaming gender in disability and rehabilitation : a development perspective

REHMAN, Gulshun
2001

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"Part I of the paper asserts the links between disability and human rights by highlighting the relationship between disability, gender and development by examining the ways in which poverty, environmental factors and gender issues determine access to health services by physically impaired women, men and young people in South Asia...In Part II of the paper the case study of a community hospital in Bangladesh specialising in the provision of medical care and rehabilitation services for paralysed women, men and children is used as a basis to examine the extent to which a unique and specialised service was able to meet the gender needs of its patients...Overall, the paper recommends that strategies to mainstream disability within a good governance policy objective at the global and national levels is essential if the relationship between disability rights and human rights is to be honoured and respected"

Diminishing natural resources mean that population growth is the major global public health problem of the 21st century

SATHYANARAYANA, Tamysetty Narayana

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This paper advocates for the development of strategies to address water conservation, waste water treatment and use, efficient use of land, proper environmental policies to preserve and sustain water quality, air quality, soil and biological resources and slow migration from dependence on fossil fuel to self sustaining solar energy, because as the population increases, the limitations of natural resources would pose pandemic health challenges

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