Secondary health conditions experienced by people with spinal cord injury within community living: implications for a National Disability Insurance Scheme

Elizabeth Callaway, Linda Barclay, Rachael McDonald, Louise Jane Farnworth, Jacqueline Casey

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Australia s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides supports for individuals, delivered through a personalised participant planning process, to influence choice and goal attainment. This study aimed to use both quantitative and qualitative methods to examine the impact of secondary health conditions on the experiences of people with spinal cord injury (SCI) who have returned to community living, in the context of Australia s National Disability Strategy and recently launched NDIS. Exploration of lived experience of health conditions following SCI utilising this mixed methods approach may offer important insights for effective planning within an NDIS.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)246 - 254
Number of pages9
JournalAustralian Occupational Therapy Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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