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Journal article

Disability and stress: a study in perspectives

Authors:
BRAMSTON Paul, MIOCHE Corinne
Journal article citation:
Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 26(3), September 2001, pp.233-242.
Publisher:
Informa Healthcare

This Australian study aimed to reveal what aspects of life bother people with different forms of disability. Ninety-nine adults with a visual, intellectual or physical disability completed a self-report stress scale. Contrary to expectation, total stress levels did not seem to be unusually high. All participants acknowledged their disability, but only half regarded it as a stressor in itself. Participants with a visual, physical or intellectual disability reported similar levels and patterns of stress with no highly significant differences between the groups. In accord with general research findings, significantly higher stress scores were found for females, those feeling unhealthy, those experiencing a recent major life event and those who found no time to relax. Although not definitive, this study provides preliminary evidence that people with various types of disability do not report particularly high levels of stress despite having to come to terms with particular hardships associated with their disability.

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Benefit's quiet demise hurts clients

Author:
VAUX Gary
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 17.5.01, 2001, p.35.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Looks at the impact of the low-key abolition of severe disablement allowance on claimants, some of whom will have found that an important source of support has now been taken away from them.

Book

Making life easier: a carer's guide to support aids and equipment

Author:
CARERS UK
Publisher:
Carers UK
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
18p.
Place of publication:
London

Disabled home improvement grant can be accessed by social services referral only. This is usually following an 'Occupational therapy' assessment for equipment and / or aids and adaptations. People can also buy equipment from independent suppliers or may be able to get items on loan and grants for adaptations from your local District Borough Council. There are currently no charges applied for small free standing items of equipment.

Book

Learning from experience: involving black disabled people in shaping services

Authors:
EVANS Rachel, BANTON Martin
Publisher:
Council of Disabled People
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
94p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Leamington Spa

This report presents the findings of a one year research project, which explored one organisation's experiences in developing the involvement of black disabled people. Undertaken by the Council of Disabled People Warwickshire (CDP), and organisation run and controlled by disabled people, the aims of the research were to learning from CDP's experience to date by: examining definitions of involvement and exploring what involvement means for black people working in different ways with CDP; and reflect on what has and has not worked for CDP in developing the involvement of black disabled people.

Book

Outcomes in social care practice: outcomes in community care practice; number seven

Editors:
QURESHI Hazel, (ed.)
Publisher:
University of York. Social Policy Research Unit
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
213p.,tables,bibliog.
Place of publication:
York

The final report of a research project investigating practical ways in which a focus on the results of services could be used to improve social care for older people and disabled people. It describes five practical projects, each investigating a different approach to improving services through a focus on outcomes. Each project was undertaken by a social services department working jointly with SPRU.

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Scottish Executive response to the report of the Disability Rights Task Force

Author:
SCOTLAND. Scottish Executive
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Executive
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
18p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh
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Working with disabled people in consultation and research

Authors:
BARNES Di, KENDALL Marilyn
Journal article citation:
Research Policy and Planning, 19(1), 2001, pp.17-24.
Publisher:
Social Services Research Group

When a consultation exercise is designed with disabled people, the result will be influenced by all the participants' experience of consultation and their knowledge and understanding of research. The exercise will also be a product of particular place and time. These influences are explored in a case study carried out by the authors in partnerships with disabled people; they adopted a pluralistic and flexible approach to consultation, which gave information as well as sought it, and included a commitment to developing community skills with an eye on succession.

Journal article

The advocacy of art

Authors:
WILLIAMS Chris, YAMASHITA Hiromi
Journal article citation:
Community Living, 15(1), 2001, pp.14-16.
Publisher:
Hexagon Publishing

Looks at the political role of disability art in Japan, and finds out if disability art in Japan is different from that in Britain.

Journal article

Explaining the role of sex on disability: a population-based study

Authors:
WRAY Linda A., BLAUM Caroline S.
Journal article citation:
Gerontologist, 41(4), August 2001, pp.499-510.
Publisher:
Gerontological Society of America

The authors investigate whether sex has a direct independent effect on disability or whether sex has an interactive effect on the relationship between chronic diseases/conditions and disability, and whether these effects differed in middle-aged versus older adults. Find that the effect of sex on activities of daily living difficulty is largely explained by social and health-related covariates in middle-aged and older adults. In contrast, the independent association of female sex with decreased strength and mobility in both groups cannot be explained by our models' social or health-related variables. In addition, the positive association of body mass index with mobility difficulty is significantly worse for women than for men.

Journal article

Finding faith

Author:
DOBSON Alex
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 13.9.01, 2001, p.24.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Reports on how access to a religious community can provide social support for people with learning difficulties and disabled people.

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