Research Progress Report
University of Montana Rural Institute
Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Public Health
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).
health and wellness, developmental disability, personal care attendant, secondary condition, rural, disability
© RTC: Rural, 1999.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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.
Traci, Meg A. Ph.D.; Szalda-Petree, Ann Ph.D.; Seninger, Steve Ph.D.; and Rural Institute, University of Montana, "Turnover of Personal Assistants and the Incidence of Injury among Adults with Developmental Disabilities" (1999). Health and Wellness. 31.