Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

Operationalizing community participation in community-based rehabilitation: Exploring the factors

Pollard, Nick and Sakellariou, Dikaios 2008. Operationalizing community participation in community-based rehabilitation: Exploring the factors. Disability & Rehabilitation 30 (1) , pp. 62-70. 10.1080/09638280701192980

Full text not available from this repository.


Purpose. The purpose of this article is to critically discuss issues that pertain to the operationalization of community participation in community-based rehabilitation (CBR). Method. Data were drawn from an international, questionnaire-based survey of occupational therapists involved in CBR conducted through the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. A search of CINAHL. PsychInfo and Medline databases for articles on CBR was performed and both descriptive articles and analytical ones were included. Results. Although there are guidelines on the nature of CBR these do not always match its application in practice. Active involvement of local communities in CBR projects is often limited, threatening the sustainability of CBR programmes. Furthermore, the failure to acknowledge the sociopolitical underpinnings and the cultural nature of disability is likely to compromise the nature of disabled people's involvement in CBR. Conclusions. There is confusion and lack of clarity about the nature of CBR. Educational modules on CBR should be made available to professionals. These should consider the importance of community involvement and context-specific and culture-sensitive programmes in practice.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Uncontrolled Keywords: Community-based rehabilitation, disability, community participation
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
ISSN: 0963-8288
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 02:52

Citation Data

Cited 19 times in Scopus. View in Scopus. Powered By Scopus® Data

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item