ERIC Number: ED042295
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Summary Report of a Study on the Problems of Rehabilitation for the Disabled.
Roper Organization, Inc., New York, NY.
Prior to an advertising campaign directed toward the handicapped and their families, interviews with 995 adults, 481 handicapped persons, and 100 physicians were conducted. It was found that the lower economic group, which has the highest incidence of disability (17% as compared to 5% in upper economic households), has the least knowledge of how and where to seek help, and has more negative attitudes toward caring for the disabled. Among the general public, a much larger percentage of those in the lower economic group than in the upper and middle groups favors institutionalization of the handicapped rather than at-home care, and a much lower percentage favors having the handicapped work side by side with the non-handicapped. More of the handicapped have received medical services than have received vocational training. Results also showed the need for providing doctors with more information on how to steer patients toward rehabilitation. Discussed are suggestions indicated by the study for an advertising campaign designed to inform the handicapped and motivate them to seek rehabilitation services. (KW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Roper Organization, Inc., New York, NY.