Needs Assessment

Unmet needs for home and community-based services among persons with disabilities in Massachusetts

Monika Mitra, Ph.D., Karen Bogen, Ph.D., Linda M. Long-Bellil, Ph.D., J.D., Dennis Heaphy, M.Ed., M.P.H. Disability and Health Journal Volume 4, Issue 4, Pages 219–228, October 2011   Abstract  Background Home and community-based services (HCBS) are vital to the health and well-being of persons with disabilities. However, no previous population-based studies have examined the prevalence of […]

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Needs Assessment Research: Women’s Health

Deaf women: experiences and perceptions of healthcare system access. Steinberg AG, Wiggins EA, Barmada CH, Sullivan VJ. Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. drannie@mail.med.upenn.edu J Womens Health (Larchmt) 2002 Oct;11(8):729-41 Background: The authors investigated the knowledge, attitudes, and healthcare experiences of Deaf women. p. Methods: Interviews with 45 deaf […]

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Needs Assessment Research: Aging

Home adaptation: helping older people age in place. Fielo SB, Warren SA. State University of New York’s Health Science Center at Brooklyn, USA. Geriatr Nurs 2001 Sep-Oct;22(5):239-46; quiz 246-7 As people age, decrements in sensory, motor, and cognitive function often jeopardize their ability to manage activities of daily living safely and comfortably in their own […]

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Needs Assessment Research: Youth

A qualitative study of the transition to adulthood for youth with physical disabilities. Stewart DA, Law MC, Rosenbaum P, Willms DG. School of Rehabilitation Science, CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr 2001;21(4):3-21 The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the experiences, perceptions, and needs of […]

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Needs Assessment Research: Access to Healthcare

A focus group study of accessibility and related psychosocial issues in diabetes education for people with visual impairment. Williams AS. Diabetes Education Associates, 3495 Edison Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44121, USA. aswilliams@stratos.net Diabetes Educ 2002 Nov-Dec;28(6):999-1008 Purpose: This study was conducted to identify accessibility and related psychosocial issues in diabetes care and education for visually […]

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Needs Assessment Research: Quality of Life

Estimating health needs: the impact of a checklist of conditions and quality of life measurement on health information derived from community surveys. Knight M, Stewart-Brown S, Fletcher L. Health Services Research Unit, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, Institute of Health Sciences, Headington. marian.knight@epublichealth.org.uk J Public Health Med 2001 Sep;23(3):179-86 Background: Prevalence estimates of […]

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Needs Assessment Research: Unmet Needs

A pilot study of needs assessment in acute psychiatric inpatients. Stansfeld S, Orrell M, Mason R, Nicholls D, D’Ath P. Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, University College London Medical School, UK. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 1998 Mar;33(3):136-9 The needs of acute psychiatric patients have been less studied than those of long-term patients. A pilot […]

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