This report presents a survey of disabling conditions conducted by village health communicators (VHCs) in 1989 in a rural northern Thai community.
The disabled were first identified by a VHC and then examined clinically and socially by a health care team both to confirm the clinical diagnosis and to formulate an appropriate treatment plan.
The overall prevalence rate of disabled persons was 6.3/1,000 population.
The prevalence rate was higher for males than females and increased with age.
Locomotor disability (48.8%) was the most commonly identified disabling condition, with visual disability (27.8%) the next most common.
Communication disorders, mental retardation, and psychosis constituted the remaining 23.4%. Of the locomotor disabilities, the major disabling conditions were poliomyelitis, congenital malformations, traumatic amputations, and cerebral palsy.
Mots-clés Pascal : Prévalence, Handicap, Handicap physique, Arriération mentale, Handicap sensoriel, Thaïlande, Homme, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Prevalence, Handicap, Physical handicap, Mental retardation, Sensory handicap, Thailand, Human, Asia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0714896
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 09/06/1995.