4106.0 Conceptualizing and defining disability, health and quality of life

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Disability is a dynamic phenomenon and there is no universally accepted definition of it. Similarly, health is a broad concept that can be defined in different ways. . This session includes four papers that explore the definition of health and disability. Included are a paper examining how people with disabilities define their health, a paper exploring the coherence of federally used disability definition and WHO’s International Classification on Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), and two papers addressing the definition of disability from a cultural context.
Session Objectives: Compare the different ways to define disability.

Welcoming Remarks
Patient reported outcome measures for COPD: Including people with low literacy and intellectual disabilities
Deepa Jahagirdar, MSc, Thilo Kroll, PhD, Sally Wyke, PhD and Karen Ritchie, PhD
Culture and disability: A structure-process-outcome framework
René I. Jahiel, MD, PhD and Rooshey Hasnain, EdD

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Organized by: Disability
Endorsed by: Aging & Public Health, Mental Health, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Chiropractic Health Care

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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