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Contorted, folded, torn: environmental values, cartographic representation and the politics of disability

Authors:
VUJAKOVIC P., MATTHEWS M.H.
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 9(3), 1994, pp.359-374.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

Explores the merit of incorporating the personal geographies of individuals with impaired mobility into the production of access and mobility maps, drawing up experiences of the Coventry Access and Mobility Mapping Project.

Journal article

Biomechanics and prevention of body shape distortion

Authors:
HILL Sarah, GOLDSMITH John
Journal article citation:
Tizard Learning Disability Review, 15(2), April 2010, pp.15-32.
Publisher:
Emerald

Changes in body shape can happen slowly over long periods of time, and may affect any person who has difficulty moving efficiently. Supporting the body in symmetrical supine lying has been found to protect and restore body shape. Those described as having complex and continuing health care needs or profound and multiple learning disabilities are more likely to be at risk of developing changes in body shape. This article considers patterns of chest distortion and reduction of internal capacity of the abdomen and thorax with key characteristics for those supporting individuals at risk. It describes non-invasive measurement of body symmetry as a relevant outcome measure in the effort to protect body shape, and highlights the consequences for individuals, their families and service providers. Case studies are presented which demonstrate that the body is vulnerable to distortion but also susceptible to restoration as long as the correct biomechanical forces are applied. In conclusion, it is proposed that therapeutic night positioning is an effective intervention which should be made available to those at risk of body shape distortion from an early age.

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Wheelchair and seating services modernisation: action plan

Author:
NHS SCOTLAND
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Government
Publication year:
2009
Pagination:
33p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

This plan lays out the direction of travel for the Wheelchair and Seating Services (WSS) in Scotland over a 3-year period. It forms a programme of service modernisation, introducing service and practice change in keeping with patient-centred approaches. These are core to the Scottish Government’s commitment to developing health services with patients and service users as partners.

Book

Developmental co-ordination disorder in adults

Author:
DREW Sharon
Publisher:
Whurr
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
163p., bibliog.
Place of publication:
Chichester

This textbook provides readers with an insight into Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD) in adulthood and the impact it has on everyday life. Potential areas of difficulty are outlined, together with potential solutions and strategies that can be utilized by individuals to improve their personal, social and working lives.

Book

Moving forward: review of NHS wheelchair and seating services in Scotland

Author:
NHS SCOTLAND
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Executive
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
214p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

Independent review of NHS wheelchair and seating services in Scotland with recommendations for improvement to services. A Steering Group has undertaken an in-depth analysis of all the information gathered in this exercise culminating in 40 recommendations for improvements in the delivery of NHS Wheelchair and Seating Services in Scotland.

Journal article

Let common sense prevail

Author:
WITCHER Sally
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 7.5.92, 1992, p.9.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Pressure is mounting to extend mobility benefits to under-fives.

Journal article

Fears for the right to mobility

Author:
LENNARD Linda
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 7.3.91, 1991, p.13.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The distribution of wheelchairs and artificial limbs is about to become the responsibility of individual Health Authorities.

Journal article

Everybody moving together

Authors:
FRYE A., et al
Journal article citation:
Contact, 65, Autumn 1990, pp.13-14.
Publisher:
Royal Assocation for Disability and Rehabilitation

Reviews changes in policy, attitudes and Government activity in making public transport more accessible to people with disabilities. Followed by short articles relating to specific access problems.

Journal article

Anxiety, depression and disability across the lifespan

Authors:
BRENES G.A., et al
Journal article citation:
Aging and Mental Health, 12(1), January 2008, pp.158-163.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis

The authors examined the relationship between anxiety, depression and physical disability, after controlling for demographic and health variables, in a sample of 374 adults aged 18-94. Results indicate that anxiety, depression and comorbid anxiety and depression are associated with higher levels of disability, after controlling for factors such as age, gender, income, self-rated health, number of medical conditions and number of physician visits in the past year. Furthermore, anxiety, depression and comorbid anxiety and depression have a differential effect on disability according to age, with older adults with any of these symptoms reporting higher levels of disability than younger adults. These findings suggest that physicians working with older adults should assess for and treat anxiety as well as depressive symptoms.

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Scottish Executive response to recommendations made in the report 'Moving forward: review of NHS wheelchair and seating services in Scotland'

Author:
SCOTLAND. Scottish Executive.
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Executive
Publication year:
2007
Pagination:
25p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

The Scottish Executive welcomes the independent Review of the NHS Wheelchair and Seating Service, 'Moving Forward – Review of NHS Wheelchair and Seating Services in Scotland: March 2006', as a comprehensive critique of existing services from the viewpoint of users and carers. The Executive’s response addresses the 40 recommendations. A number of linked/parallel policy initiatives which support the implementation of recommendations have also been identified.

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