Aspects of disability in an urban centre in central Alberta
LccHV 3008 C3 M65 1987
LcshMentally handicapped - Alberta - Red Deer
Mental health services - Alberta - Red Deer
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AbstractThe prevalence, service usage, and service requirements of residents of the city of Red Deer aged 18-65 years of age who were cognitively disabled, with or without associated physical and/or sensory disabilities, were examined in this study. Aspects of quality of life were examined with a small subsample of this population. All agencies that provided direct service to disabled adults in the city of Red Deer were asked to participate in the epidemiological survey. A random sample, which took into account the size and proportion of males and females who received services, was selected by each of the four agencies asked to participate in the quality of life research. The prevalence rates found in the present study were discussed in relation to perceived service needs, and comparisons were made with other surveys, including the 1984 Calgary service survey. Service needs in the present study were observed in all major service sectors. Findings in terms of the quality of life of cognitively disabled persons were reviewed, and trends found in the present study were compared to those obtained by Brown et al (1985). Theoretical and practical implications of the results of the present study, as well as the limitations of the study, were examined. Finally, the research conclusions and suggestions for future research were reviewed.
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CitationMoreau, L. (1986). Aspects of disability in an urban centre in central Alberta (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/23156
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