Community-based rehabilitation for physically impaired earthquake victims: an evidence-based practice protocol and its pre-post experimental study - Adhikari SP, Bimali I, Baidya S, Shakya NR.

BACKGROUND: A natural disaster like earthquake is a sudden event that causes not only the loss of life but also mental, emotional, and physical disabilities. An earthquake of 7.8 magnitudes hit Nepal and injured more than 18,500 people in 2015. There was a...
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Publication date: Available online 22 June 2019Source: Science &SportsAuthor(s): T. Bofosa, B. Miangindula, E. Kam, C. Nkiama, G. BumokoRésuméObjectifÉvaluer le niveau de la condition physique d’enfants et adolescents sédentaires avec déficience intellectuelle (DI) qui fréquentent les centres pour personnes handicapées à Kinshasa.Matériel et méthodesCent-dix enfants ont pris part à cette étude dont 60 avec DI (12,4 ± 4 ans) et 50 sans DI (11,6 ± 4 ans). Les tests de souplesse articulaire...
Source: Science and Sports - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 June 2019Source: Social Science &MedicineAuthor(s): Andrew Gibbs, Rachel Jewkes, Samantha Willan, Mahfuz Al Mamun, Kausar Parvin, Marat Yu, Ruchira NavedAbstractWorkplace violence (WPV) is widely reported in the Bangladeshi garment industry, impacting women workers' health and wellbeing. We explore factors associated with female workers experience or witnessing of WPV and perpetration by managers, in eight Bangladeshi garment factories. We hypothesise workers' experience of WPV is associated with i) individual factors, potentially impacting productivity (age, depression, length of ...
Source: Social Science and Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
The ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing is the premier venue to acknowledge, promote, and celebrate diversity in computing. This paper provides an overview of the history of the conference and some of the outcomes of the conference in terms of benefits to the diverse community in computing. The Tapia conference also provides a venue for presenting the following awards: the CMD-IT University Award for Retention of Minorities and Students with Disabilities in Computer Science and the Richard A. Tapia Achievement Award for Scientific Scholarship, Civic Science and Diversifying Computing. The Tapia Conferen...
Source: Computing in Science and Engineering - Category: Information Technology Source Type: research
Operating before birth can minimize nerve damage caused by severe defects in tissue around the spinal column.
Source: NYT - Category: American Health Authors: Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Paralysis Birth Defects Spina Bifida Disabilities Spine (Body Part) Fetal surgery Texas Children ' s Hospital your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news
Publication date: August 2019Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 91Author(s): Xiaomeng Chen, Lelin Liang, Minghui Lu, Miloň Potměšil, Jingxun ZhongAbstractThe purpose of this study was to examine the effects of reading mode (oral and silent reading) and braille reading patterns (one-handed pattern, mark pattern, parallel pattern, cooperative pattern) on the reading speed and comprehension of students with visual impairments in China. Seventy-three students with visual impairments aged 10–19 years participated in the study; 48 were students with congenital visual impairments and 25 were stu...
Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities - Category: Disability Source Type: research
Delegates took part in an impassioned debate on sexual harassment in the workplace in the final session of national conference in Liverpool, while also voting unanimously for 2021 to be designated the Year of Disabled Workers. Pat Heron (pictured), speaking on behalf of women’s conference, argued that, with over a million women members UNISON must lead the way on fighting sexual harassment.  “We must lead the way,” she said, “encouraging our branches and our women to come forward. “We are all complacent if we don’t speak out,” she said. “Members need to know UNISON will ...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - Category: Occupational Health Authors: Tags: Article disabled members National Disabled Members sexual harassment women members young members Source Type: news
DR JOHN FILDES (Las Vegas, NV): The authors are to be commended on a carefully designed and well-executed study of glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) and its association with clinical outcomes in sepsis. They have shown that GLP-1 levels are markedly altered after sepsis, but the implication is unclear. Persistently elevated GLP-1 levels are strongly predictive of death and severe functional disability at 6 months. The methods are well designed, statistical analysis is rigorous, and the results are both clearly stated and strongly supported by the data.
Source: Journal of the American College of Surgeons - Category: Surgery Tags: Western surgical association article Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: It appears that cycling has a positive effect on walking speed, walking ability and balance. Functional electrical stimulation combined with cycling has positive effects on balance beyond cycling alone. PMID: 31227660 [PubMed - in process]
Source: NeuroRehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: NeuroRehabilitation Source Type: research
Discussion Transplantation is not a common problem for primary care physicians but when a child’s disease has progressed to end-stage organ failure, transplantation can be the only treatment available. While the primary care provider usually is not involved in the daily management of patients before, during and after transplantation, they can be involved in many areas. These can include providing appropriate primary and acute care, ordering and obtaining necessary medical tests, medications and equipment, assisting with medical insurance, providing medical history and records to consultants, translating medical infor...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Migraine ranks as the third most prevalent disease and the seventh most common cause of disability worldwide. To better understand the impact of migraine on the quality of life of individuals with this diagnos...
Source: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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