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PURPOSE To gather the opinions of potential wheeled mobility device users at an early stage in the design process to ensure the development of technology which would meet their functional needs. METHOD Eight women with bilateral lower extremity disabilities living in Gujarat state, India, participated in this study. The women were introduced to a working(More)
The purpose of this research was to explore the functional mobility needs of women with lower extremity disabilities in Gujarat state, India. Ten women participated in a Mobility Needs Assessment which used multiple data collection methods to gather quantitative and qualitative information in five main areas. The results indicated that the physical(More)
PURPOSE To explore and describe the complex issues and factors related to participation in tourism as perceived by people with disabilities in Hong Kong. METHOD Naturalistic inquiry using key informant interviews and focus groups with 86 people with disabilities. Interviews were transcribed, translated and coded to develop themes and relationships.(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effects of preclinic group education sessions and system redesign on tertiary pain medicine units and patient outcomes. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Two public hospital multidisciplinary pain medicine units. PATIENTS People with persistent pain. INTERVENTIONS A system redesign from a "traditional" model (initial(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Ageing of the population will result in unprecedented numbers of older adults living with age-related vision loss (ARVL). Self-management models improve health outcomes and reduce healthcare costs; however, the principles have rarely been applied in low vision services. METHODS A two-armed randomised controlled trial of older adults (n=77)(More)
PURPOSE Patient self-management enables living with a chronic disease effectively. This study examines the effectiveness of a 4-week self-management programme to enable self-management of the numerous after-effects and with breast cancer as a chronic disease. METHODS Upon ethical approval, 147 multiethnic survivors (stages I-III breast cancer) received(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to pilot test the vision self-management programme (VSM) a newly developed, 8-week self-management intervention. The programme is a structured, repeatable and theoretically derived programme for older adults with age-related vision loss (ARVL). METHOD A pre-and post-test design was used, and involved 12 older adults with(More)
The Animal Fun program was designed to enhance the motor ability of young children by imitating the movements of animals in a fun, inclusive setting. The efficacy of this program was investigated through a randomized controlled trial using a multivariate nested cohort design. Pre-intervention scores were recorded for 511 children aged 4.83 years to 6.17(More)
OBJECTIVES This study explored the psychometric properties of the Australian version of the Activity Card Sort (ACS-Aus), a recently developed measure of activity participation for use with older adults. Concurrent, convergent construct, and discriminative construct validity were examined. METHODS The study included 93 Australian adults aged 60-95 years.(More)
BACKGROUND The essential competencies of occupational therapy practice are agreed upon and documented (ACOTRO, 2003), yet they have not been used to evaluate educational programs. PURPOSE To evaluate the match between the planned curriculum and the nationally recognized competencies that define safe, effective, and ethical practice. METHODS Utilizing a(More)