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Community-based rehabilitation for people with physical and mental disabilities in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Iemmi, Valentina ORCID: 0000-0003-3301-0689, Blanchet, Karl, Gibson, Lorna J., Kumar, K. Suresh, Rath, Santosh, Hartley, Sally, Murthy, Gudlavalleti VS, Patel, Vikram, Weber, Joerg and Kuper, Hannah (2016) Community-based rehabilitation for people with physical and mental disabilities in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Development Effectiveness, 8 (3). pp. 368-387. ISSN 1943-9342

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Identification Number: 10.1080/19439342.2016.1157623

Abstract

We conducted a systematic review to assess the effectiveness of Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) for people with physical and mental disabilities in low- and middle-income countries, and/or their family/carers, and community. We identified 15 eligible studies, 10 of which were randomised controlled studies. Overall, the studies suggested that CBR may be effective in improving the clinical outcomes and enhancing functioning and quality of life of the person with disabilities and his/her carer. However, this conclusion must be interpreted with caution due to the small number of studies, concerns about study quality, and lack of information on cost-effectiveness of the interventions.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rjde20
Additional Information: © 2016 Taylor & Francis.
Divisions: Personal Social Services Research Unit
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Sets: Research centres and groups > Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2016 16:48
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2021 02:09
Funders: International Initiative for Impact Evaluation
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/65637

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