Physical Disabilities: Perspectives, Risk Factors and Quality of Life



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Physical disabilities are impairments which limit an individual’s physical function. This book reviews risk factors and the affect physical disabilities have on quality of life. Chapter One examines quality of life theories and models and reviews quality of life and physical activity research. Chapter Two reviews programs and practices that improve the inclusion of people with disabilities in the labour force. Chapter Three discusses enablers and barriers affecting motor vehicle transportation among children and youth with physical disabilities. Chapter Four focuses on abusive behavior towards physically disabled patients by their health providers.

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