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A regional survey of the housing circumstances of families with children experiencing intellectual and motor disabilities.

Disability and Rehabilitation

Author: Korpela, R. A.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1992

Abstract:

This study evaluated the housing conditions and the need for modifications, of 204 families in Finland with disabled children using various technical aids. 160 families had no housing modifications, but 48 families needed modifications to bathrooms and toilets. Includes detailed statistical data. The study concluded that housing modifications should be part of basic information on rehabilitation services--for instance changing the opening direction of bathroom doors, fixing rails, removing doorsteps, building ramps, safety systems for electrical equipment etc.


Further Details

Full Title: Disability and Rehabilitation
Pages: 176-182
Volume: 14
Issue: 4
Accession Number: 16.05.05
Keywords: child, design, modification, mobility, assistive device
Reads: 148
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