|Title:||House-to-house survey of disabilities in rural communities in the north of the West Bank|
Al Akhras, N.
|Abstract:||To identify the prevalence of disability and characteristics, conditions and needs of those with disabilities in rural communities in the north of the West Bank, 10 147 families were screened in a cross-sectional survey. Prevalence was 1.7% [806 persons with disabilities]. Physical [34.0%], mental [15.9%] and speech [11.4%] disabilities were the commonest. The major cause as perceived by the families was heredity [30.5%]: parental consanguinity was 50.8%. Economic conditions were the major problem for 41.1%, and the main barrier to receiving care: only 49.3% were receiving some kind of care. Integration in educational, work and social activities was low. Pressing needs included medical care, support equipment, and educational, physiotherapy and rehabilitation services|
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