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dc.contributor.authorHamdan, M.
dc.contributor.authorAl Akhras, N.
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T08:57:14Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T08:57:14Z
dc.date.issued2009EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1506/15_6_2009_1496_1503.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttps://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117790
dc.description1496-1503EN
dc.description.abstractTo 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 servicesEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectDisability EvaluationEN
dc.subjectRural PopulationEN
dc.subjectPrevalenceEN
dc.subjectHealth SurveysEN
dc.subjectCross-Sectional StudiesEN
dc.subjectQuestionnairesEN
dc.subjectFamilyEN
dc.subject.meshDisabled PersonsEN
dc.titleHouse-to-house survey of disabilities in rural communities in the north of the West BankEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 15 (‎6)‎, 1496-1503, 2009


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