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Functional Independence and Quality of Life for Persons with Locomotor Disabilities in Institutional Based Rehabilitation and Community Based Rehabilitation - A Comparative Study

Authors:

Mari Muthu Balasubramanian,

Composite Regional Centre for Persons with Disabilities, Kozhikode, Kerala, IN
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Consultant Physiotherapist

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K.G. Dhanesh,

Composite Regional Centre for Persons with Disabilities, Kozhikode, Kerala, IN
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Consultant Clinical Psychologist
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A Amarnath

Department of Social Work, National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities (NIEPMD), Chennai, IN
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Head of Department and Lecturer
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Abstract

Purpose: To compare the functional independence and quality of life of persons with locomotor disabilities who undergo Institutional Based Rehabilitation (IBR) and similar persons who undergo Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR).

Methods: Purposive sampling was done. Thirty males with locomotor disabilities -15 from IBR and 15 from CBR- were selected. Both the groups were first administered the Functional Independence Measure (FIM) questionnaire, followed by the Quality of Life (WHOQOL-BREF) questionnaire.

Results: There were no significant differencse between IBR and CBR with regard to functional independence  (t value = -1.810, P < 0.05), and with regard to Quality of Life (QOL) (t value of 0.468, P < 0.05).

How to Cite: Balasubramanian, M.M., Dhanesh, K.G. and Amarnath, A., 2012. Functional Independence and Quality of Life for Persons with Locomotor Disabilities in Institutional Based Rehabilitation and Community Based Rehabilitation - A Comparative Study. Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development, 23(3), pp.150–155. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5463/dcid.v23i3.147
Published on 05 Dec 2012.
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