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Community-based Rehabilitation for People With Disabilities in Low- and Middle-income Countries: A Systematic Review

Creator:

Lemmi V. et al

Subject Keywords: Disabilities, Mental health, Intellectual impairment, Sensory impairment
Catalogue: Systematic Reviews
Campbell Reviews
Type: Article
Region: International (other)
Description:

The authors reviewed the evidence about the impact of community-based rehabilitation on the lives of people with disabilities and their carers in low- and middle-income countries.
People with disabilities include those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments, which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others. There are estimated to be over one billion people with disabilities globally and 80% of them live in low- and middle-income countries. They are often excluded from education, health, and employment and other aspects of society leading to an increased risk of poverty. Community-based rehabilitation interventions are the strategy endorsed by the World Health Organization and other international organisations (e.g. ILO, IDDC) for addressing the needs of this group of people in low- and middle-income countries. These interventions aim to enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities and their carers, by trying to meet their basic needs and ensuring inclusion and participation using predominantly local resources. These interventions are composed of up to five components: health, education, livelihood, social and empowerment. Currently only few people who need them benefit from these interventions, and so it is important to

Date:

01/09/2015

Rights: © The authors
Suggested citation:

Lemmi V. et al. (2015) Community-based Rehabilitation for People With Disabilities in Low- and Middle-income Countries: A Systematic Review [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/1084169 [Accessed: 12th November 2019].

  

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