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Caring for children with physical disability in Kenya: Potential links between caregiving and carers' physical health

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Background The health of a carer is a key factor which can affect the well-being of the child with disabilities for whom they care. In low-income countries, many carers of children with disabilities contend with poverty, limited public services and lack assistive devices. In these situations caregiving may require more physical work than in high-income countries and so carry greater risk of physical injury or health problems. There is some evidence that poverty and limited access to health ca...

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Omondi, FO More by this author
Kifalu, MK More by this author
Newton, CR More by this author
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Journal:
Child: Care, Health and Development
Volume:
39
Issue:
3
Pages:
381-392
Publication date:
2013-05-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1365-2214
ISSN:
0305-1862
URN:
uuid:2a4f0bbf-dee0-4f17-8174-22dde9783360
Source identifiers:
396167
Local pid:
pubs:396167

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