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OBJECTIVE To describe the characteristics of people under 60 years of age living in residential aged care in Victoria and to examine the occupational participation of younger residents in aged care facilities by measuring their social contact, participation in recreation and community access. METHODS A survey was sent to the Directors of Nursing at all(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess and identify predictive factors of community integration of people 3 to 15 years after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). PARTICIPANTS Forty participants with severe TBI (an average of 8.8 years postinjury). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES The Community Integration Questionnaire, the Community Integration Measure, and the Sydney Psychosocial(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE Family caregivers play an important role in managing challenging behaviours after TBI. The aims of this study were to understand how family caregivers of individuals with TBI perceive challenging behaviours and their impact on the TBI individual's community integration and family functioning. RESEARCH DESIGN A qualitative research design(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this paper is to examine the progress and effect of the current 5-year $244 million National Young People in Residential Aged Care program on the reduction of young people in aged care. METHOD Semi-structured telephone interviews with 20 service providers, 10 advocacy organisations and 6 public servants across Australia actively(More)
OBJECTIVE Nearly 3500 people under 60 years of age are living in residential aged care in Australia, a situation which is generally recognized as incompatible with optimum quality of life. The objective of the current study is to explore the transition experiences of young people with acquired brain injury who have lived in aged care facilities and moved(More)
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