Remote disability and leprosy services via basic communications technology

Theint, Zin Mar, Htun, Zin Lynn, Swe, Khin Mar, Kuipers, Kathy, and Kuipers, Pim (2022) Remote disability and leprosy services via basic communications technology. Leprosy Review, 93 (2). pp. 166-171.

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This short report describes the rationale for and process of developing and refining a manual to assist professionals, workers, families, volunteers, and people with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), to make better use of appropriate and accessible communications technology. The manual is intended as a basic step towards enhancing disability and leprosy services where they are not accessible and/or affordable to people in remote areas of LMIC.

A semi-formal process comprising several layers of feedback and review, and subsequent preliminary evaluation was encouraging. It suggests that the pilot version warrants further implementation as well as more formal research to rigorously evaluate the effectiveness and to refine the content of the manual.

Item ID: 75572
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2162-8807
Keywords: Disability services, leprosy services, communications technology, volunteers, intermediate level workers
Copyright Information: © The Author(s). This article Open Access under CC BY 4.0.
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2022 23:39
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4201 Allied health and rehabilitation science > 420109 Rehabilitation @ 70%
47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4701 Communication and media studies > 470199 Communication and media studies not elsewhere classified @ 20%
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4202 Epidemiology > 420207 Major global burdens of disease @ 10%
SEO Codes: 20 HEALTH > 2003 Provision of health and support services > 200301 Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services) @ 80%
20 HEALTH > 2001 Clinical health > 200105 Treatment of human diseases and conditions @ 20%
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