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ERIC Number: ED336892
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 375
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-309-04378-6
Disability in America: Toward a National Agenda for Prevention.
Pope, Andrew M., Ed.; Tarlov, Alvin R., Ed.
This report focuses on preventing potentially disabling conditions from developing into disabilities and on minimizing the effects of such conditions on a person's productivity and quality of life. It describes disability as a social and public health issue and not just a physical condition. The report begins with an executive summary, an introduction which discusses prevention issues in general and defines concepts, and a list of 27 recommendations. Subsequent chapters discuss: (1) the magnitude and dimensions of disability in the United States; (2) a conceptual approach to disability prevention and use of the tools and principles of epidemiology; (3) major areas of disability (developmental disabilities, injury-related disabilities, chronic diseases and aging, and secondary conditions associated with primary disabling conditions); (4) government and private sector programs concerned with disability prevention; and (5) conclusions and recommendations in the areas of a national program for the prevention of disability, surveillance, research, access to care and preventive services, and professional and public education. Appendixes contain a paper by Saad Z. Nagi titled "Disability Concepts Revisited: Implications for Prevention"; a statement of one committee member dissenting from this majority report of the Committee on a National Agenda for the Prevention of Disabilities; a response to the dissenting statement by committee members; and committee biographies. (Approximately 375 references) (JDD)
National Academy Press, 2201 Consitution Ave., N.W., Washington, DC ($29.95).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute of Medicine (NAS), Washington, DC. Div. of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Prepared by the Committee on a National Agenda for Prevention of Disabilities. For the Summary and Recommendations published separately, see EC 300 625.