ERIC Number: ED031581
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1962
Manual for Training Leprosy Rehabilitation Workers.
Itoh, Masayoshi; Eason, Alice L.
The purpose of this manual is to introduce the general concepts and techniques in leprosy rehabilitation to physical therapy aides. Because of the lack of well-trained, qualified, physical therapists, the committee on leprosy rehabilitation considers it necessary to publish a teaching manual outlining leprosy rehabilitation for those who work with leprosy patients in the field of physical therapy. This manual is to be used in conjunction with a training course for physical therapy aides under the direction of a qualified physical therapist or physician, and is not to be distributed as self-teaching material. Part I, "General Concepts," contains an outline of leprosy in general, common disabilities, deformities, and general orientation in rehabilitation. Part II, "Techniques," is devoted to a discussion of fundamental techniques which are commonly used in leprosy rehabilitation. Although the educational background for physical therapy aides may vary among nations, it is suggested that they should have completed at least grade 9 and preferably high school. Leprosy patients who are without serious disabilities and who meet the educational qualifications, may be trained as physical therapy aides. (CH)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Fundamental Concepts, Medical Services, Methods, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Aides, Rehabilitation, Special Health Problems, Teaching Guides
International Society for Rehabilitation of the Disabled, 701 First Avenue, New York, New York 10017 ($1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Society for Rehabilitation of the Disabled, New York, NY. Committee on Leprosy Rehabilitation.