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ERIC Number: ED276198
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-May
Pages: 41
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Research Focus. Section II.
Atkins, Bobbie J.; And Others
Five papers, discussing research on nonwhite disabled persons, were presented at a 1984 conference on the needs of this population. In "Innovative Approaches and Research in Addressing the Needs of Nonwhite Disabled Persons," B. J. Atkins examines counseling approaches and research needs. In "The Role of Social Support in Disease Severity in Chronically Ill Black Patients," F. Belgrave and D. Moorman-Lewis report on a study indicating that social support was significantly associated with disease severity in black adults with sickle cell disease or diabetes. In "Patients' Perceptions of Their Adjustment to Disability and Social Support in a Community-Based Teaching Hospital," S. Miller reports that family and social work support are significant factors in the adjustment of patients to a disability. In "Frequency and Distribution of Disabilities among Blacks: Preliminary Findings," S. Walker, et al., discuss a study which found that disabled whites were 2 or 3 times more likely to be clients of a sample of 27 service agencies despite census data indicating a higher incidence of disabilities among blacks. In "Critical Vocational Rehabilitation Service Delivery Issues at Referral (02) and Closure (08, 26, 28, 30) in Serving Select Disabled Persons," M. G. Ross and I. M. Biggi report that the traditional vocational rehabilitation model appeared to be responding to and affects white clients in predictable and consistent ways, while its impact on nonwhite clients is consistently different. (CB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: In: Walker, Sylvia, Ed. And Others. Equal to the Challenge: Perspectives, Problems, and Strategies in the Rehabilitation of the Nonwhite Disabled. Proceedings of the National Conference of the Howard University Model to Improve Rehabilitation Services to Minority Populations with Handicapping Conditions (1984); see EC 190 962.