The Intersection Of Public Health Data And Rehabilitation Practice

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Erin Bouldin, Assistant Professor, PhD (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: It is anticipated that the number of older adults with impairments or limitations will increase from approximately 14 million today to more than 28 million in 2030. The intent of this article is to illustrate the place of public health and population-level data in understanding current and future impacts on rehabilitation practitioners, the services they provide, and the clients they serve. Rehabilitation professionals can use public health data, like the Census and Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, to facilitate data-driven planning. To explain this notion, we introduce basic public health concepts as well as aging and disability-related data examples.

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DeFries, Erin L. MPH; Andresen, Elena M. PhD; Classen, Sherrilene PhD, MPH, OTR/L. The Intersection of Public Health Data and Rehabilitation Practice. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation: July-September 2008 - Volume 24 - Issue 3 - p 185–191. doi: 10.1097/01.TGR.0000333752.82926.59. Publisher version of record available at:
Language: English
Date: 2008
behavioral risk factor surveillance system, census, epidemiology, population surveillance, public health, rehabilitation

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