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The experiences of parents and caregivers of children with disability on community-based rehabilitation (CBR) services in Malaysia: a qualitative Study

Hasan, Haliza and Syed Junid, Syed Mohamed Al Junid (2019) The experiences of parents and caregivers of children with disability on community-based rehabilitation (CBR) services in Malaysia: a qualitative Study. In: 4th Health Research Colloquium, 23-24 November 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Background: The rehabilitation program for disabled children is provided through community-based rehabilitation (CBR) services by an initiative of the Department of Social Welfare Malaysia. This long-term program needs commitment and compliance, which relates to the quality of services experienced by parents and caregivers. Thus, the purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of the parents and caregivers of disabled children on the CBR services. Methods: This qualitative study utilized in-depth interview sessions held from March to May 2015. Fifteen parents and caregivers who had disabled children participating in the CBR program were selected using a purposive sampling method. All recorded conversations were transcribed verbatim and analyzed using Atlas.ti version 8.0. The thematic analysis was used for identifying, analyzing, and reporting the data obtained. The themes that emerged were read, reread, and peer checked until the researcher agreed on the thematic representation of the data. Results: Six major themes emerged from this study, including CBR activity, facilities, environment, communication, program impact, and management system. Conclusion: The majority of the parents and caregivers had good experiences with CBR services. However, several aspects could be given further attention to improve the CBR quality and to sustain its services for disabled children.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 5000/75138
Uncontrolled Keywords: caregivers, disabled children, experience, rehabilitation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT51 Human settlements. Communities
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV40 Social service. Social work. Charity organization and practice
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Special Care Nursing
Depositing User: DR HALIZA HASAN
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2020 08:48
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2020 08:48
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/75138

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