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Policy implementation in wheelchair service delivery in a rural South African setting
(AOSIS Publishing, 2013-09)
Background: Wheelchairs allow users to realise basic human rights and improved quality of life. South African and international documents guide rehabilitation service delivery and thus the provision of wheelchairs. ...
The impact of health service variables on healthcare access in a low resourced urban setting in the Western Cape, South Africa
(AOSIS Publishing, 2015-06)
Background: Health care access is complex and multi-faceted and, as a basic right, equitable access and services should be available to all user groups. Objectives: The aim of this article is to explore how service ...
Exploring the interaction of activity limitations with context, systems, community and personal factors in accessing public health care services : a presentation of South African case studies
(AOSIS Publishing, 2017-02)
Background: There are many factors that influence access to public health services, such as the context people live in, the existing health services, and personal, cultural and community factors. People with disabilities ...
Is any wheelchair better than no wheelchair? a Zimbabwean perspective
(AOSIS Publishing, 2015-11)
Background: Within a rights-based paradigm, wheelchairs are essential in the promotion of user autonomy, dignity, freedom, inclusion and participation. Objectives: This paper aimed to describe a group of Zimbabwean ...
Impact of structured wheelchair services on satisfaction and function of wheelchair users in Zimbabwe
(AOSIS Publishing, 2016)
ENGLISH SUMMARY : Background: Providing wheelchairs without comprehensive support services might be detrimental to user satisfaction and function. Objectives: This paper compares wheelchair user satisfaction and function ...
Lessons from the pilot of a mobile application to map assistive technology suppliers in Africa
A pilot project to develop and implement a mobile smartphone application (App) that tracks and maps assistive technology (AT) availability in southern Africa was launched in Botswana in 2016. The App was developed and ...