Barriers in accessing rehabilitative services among person with disability in tertiary care hospital of Northern India: A descriptive cross sectional study

Authors

  • Awadhesh Kumar Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Rajarshi Dashrath Autonomous State Medical College, Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Nikhil Sinha Professor, Department of General Medicine, Heritage Institute of Medical Sciences, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Sandeep Mishra Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Seth GSMC & KEMH, Mumbai, Maharshtra, India
  • Dhananjay Kumar Singh Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Rajarshi Dashrath Autonomous State Medical College, Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Pratibha Gupta Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Rajarshi Dashrath Autonomous State Medical College, Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Vijay Kumar Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery, Rajarshi Dashrath Autonomous State Medical College, Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Arshita Srivastava Tutor, Department of Community Medicine, Rajarshi Dashrath Autonomous State Medical College, Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India

Keywords:

Awareness, Barriers, Rehabilitative services, Person with Disability

Abstract

Background: Any restriction or lack of ability to perform an activity in a manner or within the range considered normal for the human beings, resulting from impairment is termed as disability. Impairment concerns the physical aspects of health; disability is the loss of functional capacity resulting from an impaired organ. Aim and Objectives: To study the socio-demographic profile of person with disability admitted in tertiary care hospital, To study the barriers in accessing rehabilitative services by person with disability in tertiary care hospital, To give recommendations on the basis of study findings. Material and Methods: It was a hospital‑based cross‑sectional study. All the patients admitted in department of physical medicine and rehabilitation were included in the study after taking written consent. A semi‑structured questionnaire was prepared and pretested before conducting the actual study. Statistical analysis was done by SPSS (version 21) software. Participants’ socio-demographic characteristics were described using descriptive statistics. Results: In the present study maximum person with disability were in the age group 11-30 years (59.8%) followed by age group less than oe equal to 10 years (27.5%). Present study shows that about two third (66.7 %) respondents were aware that facility for callipers and shoes on concession is available for BPL card holders . whereas one third (31.4%) were aware that investigation on concession is also available for BPL card holders. Only (18.6 %) were aware that surgery on concession is also available.

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Published

2021-12-09

How to Cite

Awadhesh Kumar, Nikhil Sinha, Sandeep Mishra, Dhananjay Kumar Singh, Pratibha Gupta, Vijay Kumar, & Arshita Srivastava. (2021). Barriers in accessing rehabilitative services among person with disability in tertiary care hospital of Northern India: A descriptive cross sectional study. International Journal of Health and Clinical Research, 4(21), 145–148. Retrieved from https://www.ijhcr.com/index.php/ijhcr/article/view/3368

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