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Older People and Dissatisfaction with Wheelchair Services.

Stewart, John and Sapey, Bob and Humphreys, Leslie and Francis, Brian and Donaldson, Glenis (2008) Older People and Dissatisfaction with Wheelchair Services. Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, 10 (1). pp. 17-28. ISSN 1501-7419

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    Abstract

    Britain has experienced an unprecedented increase in wheelchair use during the past two decades. The authors take a social model approach to disability and report on their study in the north-west of England into the social implications of this increase. Qualitative interviews and a large-scale social survey reveal the circumstances of users and their experiences. Building on their descriptive statistics, the authors use latent class analysis to identify from amongst their respondents the characteristics of dissatisfied users of UK National Health Service wheelchair provision: they were more likely to be older, frailer females; and to be living in residential and nursing care homes. Prescribing practices and policy guidelines are analysed to consider how a hierarchy of need is operating to determine wheelchair allocation.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research
    Additional Information: The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, 10 (1), 2008, © Informa Plc
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Wheelchair services ; latent class analysis ; satisfaction ; patterns ; clusters
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
    H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
    Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Applied Social Science
    Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Educational Research
    Faculty of Science and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
    ID Code: 4360
    Deposited By: Prof Brian Francis
    Deposited On: 06 Mar 2008 16:16
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 04 Jun 2014 10:11
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/4360

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