Disability: International Aspects

Ariel Tenenbaum, MD (Editor)
Director, Center for Children with Chronic Diseases and Down Syndrome Center Jerusalem, Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center Mount Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel

Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc, (Editor)
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Adolescent Medicine, KY Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Series: Disability Studies
BISAC: MED000000



Volume 10

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Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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Disability research is important for the individual and the family, but certainly also for the society that has to adapt and facilitate an easier life and better service for this segment of our populations. For example, research showed significant disparities in the prevalence of disability between urban and rural residents, which can guide society to provide better service. Epidemiology and survey research can be important tools for public health focus and intervention and guide policy makers to allocate budgets and service facilities and expertise. In this book, we have gathered research on various aspects of disability from Malaysia, India, Ghana, Kenya, Portugal, Bangladesh, Thailand and Nigeria, which we hope will be of interest to the reader.
(Imprint: Nova Medicine and Health)



Chapter 1. Is Disability Research Something Important?
(Ariel Tenenbaum, MD, and Joav Merrick, MD, Center for Children with Chronic Diseases and Down Syndrome Center, Jerusalem, Israel, and others)

Section One: International Aspects of Disability

Chapter 2. People with Disabilities: An Ancient Society Got It Right, but Can We?
(Nor I. A. Razak, Nazirah Hasnan, PhD, Ku Asi Putera, Jayaletchumi Gunasagaran, and Tunku S. Ahmad, National Orthopaedic Centre of Excellence for Research and Learning, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and others)

Chapter 3. Quality of Life of Familial Caregivers of People with Disabilities in Rural Tamil Nadu, India
(Nancy A Gnanaselvam, MD, Gifta P. Manohari, and Vinod Joseph Abraham, MD, Department of Community Health, St John’s Medical College, Bengaluru, India, and others)

Chapter 4. Interrelationship between Family, Poverty and Social Protection in Uganda: Perspectives of Persons with Disabilities
(Beatrice A. Alupo, Maxwell P. Opoku, Eric Badu, and Wisdom K. Mprah, PhD, Institute of Governance and Social Sciences, Pan African University, Yaoundé, Cameroon, and others)

Chapter 5. Fiscal Value of Disability-Adjusted-Life-Years Lost in the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC)
(Joses M. Kirigia, PhD, Rose N. D. K. Muthuri, and Newton G. Muthuri, African Sustainable Development Research Consortium, Nairobi, Kenya)

Chapter 6. Shifting Sands? Assessing the Social Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Algiers
(Paula C. Pinto, PhD, Teresa J. Pinto, PhD, and Albino Cunha, PhD, Disability and Human Rights Observatory, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 7. Implementation of a National Policy for Persons with Disabilities in Chandigarh, India
(Aditi Gupta, Amarjeet Singh, MD, and Ravneet Kaur, MD, School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India, and others)

Chapter 8. Compliance with Section 6 of the Persons with Disability Act 715: A case study of Kumasi Polytechnic
(Naomi Gyamfi, and Akwasi Adjei Gyimah, Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies, Department of Community Health, School of Medical Sciences Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana)

Chapter 9. Narrative Comprehension and Expression in Malayalam Speaking Children with Cerebral Palsy
(Dayana Devassy, Sunila John, PhD, Damodar K Veena, PhD, and Bellur Rajashekhar, PhD, Amrita Institute of Medical Science and Research Centre, Kochi, India, and others)

Chapter 10. Hostility and Violence Impeding Development of Children with a Disability: An Experience from Bangladesh
(Shaharior R. Razu, Sheikh S. Islam and Dipak K. Das, Sociology Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh, and others)

Chapter 11. Needs for Assistive Devices and Environmental Modification in Thai Persons with Disabilities: Are There Differences between Younger and Older Age Groups?
(Buakan Kayaphard, MD, and Jittima Saengsuwan, MD, PhD, Rehabilitation Medicine Unit, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand)

Chapter 12. Orofacial Injuries Amongst Commercial Motorcyclists, Drivers, and Bus Conductors in Three Rural Communities, South-Western Nigeria
(Kehinde K. Kanmodi, Olatunji A Lawal, Zainab O. Akintola, and Olushola Ibiyemi, PhD, Department of Periodontology and Community Dentistry, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, and others)

Chapter 13. Cut off Score of Five Times Sit-To-Stand Test to Predict Risk of Falls in Thai Community-Dwelling Older Adults
(Puttipong Poncumhak, Arunrat Srithawong and Winut Duangsanjun, Department of Physical Therapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Phayao, Phayao, Thailand, and others)

Chapter 14. The Projections of Money Value of Disability-Adjusted-Life-years Saved in Zambia between 2017 and 2030
(Joses Muthuri Kirigia, PhD, Rose Nabi Deborah Karimi Muthuri, and Newton Gitonga Muthuri, African Sustainable Development Research Consortium, Nairobi, Kenya, and others)

Chapter 15. Disability in North Africa: Prevalence, Pattern, and Recommendations
(Miracle A. Adesina and Kehinde K. Kanmodi, Department of Physiotherapy, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, and others)

Section Two: Acknowledgements

Chapter 16. About the Editors

Chapter 17. About the Center for Children with Chronic Diseases and Down Syndrome Center Jerusalem, Israel, Department of Pediatrics, Mt Scopus Campus, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel

Chapter 18. About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Section Three: Index


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