Changing Capabilities and Needs of People with Handicaps: A Two-Year Follow-Up Study

Warren, M.D. and Knight, R. and Warren, J.L. (1979) Changing Capabilities and Needs of People with Handicaps: A Two-Year Follow-Up Study. Centre for Health Services Studies, 133 pp. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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A census-type survey of every household in the City of canterbury identified 1,608 physically impaired people of whom 1,534 were subsequently interviewed. During the following two years the City's Social Services Department made special efforts to meet the needs of the more severely disabled people identified in the survey. At a subsequent follow-up survey, it was found that 206 people had died (13.4 per cent of those originally interviewed), 79 (5.1 per cent) had been admitted to a hospital or residential home on a more or less permanent basis, and 75 (4.9 per cent) had left the district (including 8 people who were not traced). Ninety six people refused interview, so in the follow-up survey 1,078 people were interviewed, representing 67 per cent of all those originally identified as physically impaired and 92 per cent of the original cohort who were still in private households in the City at that time. Information was obtained from the people interviewed in the follow-up survey about intervening episodes of serious illness and short-term admission to hospital, and about changes in capabilities for self-care, seeing and hearing, and from the more disabled people among them about mobility, household activity, employment and social contacts.

Item Type: Research report (external)
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV1568 Disability studies
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
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Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2010 15:05 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2011 05:16 UTC
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