Document Type

Research Progress Report

Publisher

University of Montana Rural Institute

Publication Date

5-1999

Abstract

Relatively little is known about the incidence and prevalence of injuries and other secondary conditions experienced by adults with developmental disabilities. Understanding the risk factors for secondary conditions and strategies for their prevention is important to people with disabilities, rehabilitation providers, and public health agencies. Many secondary condition prevention strategies require direct involvement of the individual with a disability. However, the nature of some disabling conditions requires help from an intermediary facilitator, frequently known as a “Personal Care Attendant” (PCA) or a “Personal Assistant” (PA).

Rights

© RTC: Rural, 1999.

Granting Agency

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Acknowledgement

This research is supported by Office on Disability & Health, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, grant no. R04/CCR814162-01, with additional support from DDPAC and NIDRR.

Project Number

R04/CCR814162-01

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