ERIC Number: ED334052
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb-1
Reference Count: 0
An Assessment of the Needs of Alaska Residents Who Are Disabled.
Hanna, Virgene; Kruse, Jack
A telephone survey of 4,364 randomly selected households in Alaska aimed at assessing the needs of disabled persons who were not institutionalized. In households that where found to have a disabled member, 514 interviews were conducted with the disabled person or a representative. The survey provided information on: (1) an estimated 22,220 persons with selected disabilities (most frequently reported included nonneuromuscular mobility impairments, arthritis, hearing impairments, and learning disabilities); (2) needs related to independent living services including medical care, disability information, and benefits assistance; (3) reasons why people cannot get the specific help they need; (4) needs related to assistive technology such as remote switches or special doors; and (5) characteristics of Alaska residents who are disabled in terms of age, income, education and employment. The document features ethnic (native/white) and location (urban/rural) comparisons. Data are provided for each question on the survey with frequency tabulations reflecting an estimate of the statewide number of persons associated with a particular response. Appendices include a description of the survey methods, the questionnaire, and a data dictionary used in the software which analyzed the results of the survey. This document contains numerous tables and figures. (KS)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Differences, Disabilities, Incidence, Independent Living, Needs Assessment, Racial Differences, Regional Characteristics, Rural Urban Differences
Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska, Anchorage, 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508 ($20.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau. Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation.
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Anchorage. Inst. of Social and Economic Research.