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When walking fails : mobility problems of adults with chronic conditions / IEZZONI, Lisa I..
Berkeley, New York : University of California Press;Milbank Memorial Fund, 2003, xxii, 355 p.

Collection : California / Milbank books on health and the public ; 8

Lieux géographiques
: États-Unis

Mots-clés principaux
:
Mobilité
Perte d'autonomie
Trouble de la marche et de l'équilibre
Maladie chronique

Mots-clés secondaires : Aide à la mobilité personnelle ; Aide technique ; Discrimination ; Intégration sociale ; Obstacle architectural ; Réadaptation fonctionnelle ; Relation médecin-patient ; Vie à domicile

Résumé :

Roughly one in ten adult Americans find their walking slowed by progressive chronic conditions like arthritis, back problems, heart and lung diseases, and diabetes. In this passionate and deeply informed book, Lisa I. Iezzoni describes the personal experiences of and societal responses to adults whose mobility makes it difficult for them to live as they wishƒpartly because of physical and emotional conditions and partly because of persisting societal and environmental barriers.

Basing her conclusions on personal experience, a wealth of survey data, and extensive interviews with dozens of people from a wide social spectrum, Iezzoni explains who has mobility problems and why; how mobility difficulties affect people's physical comfort, attitudes, daily activities, and relationships with family and friends throughout their communities; strategies for improving mobility; and how the health care system addresses mobility difficulties, providing and financing services and assistive technologies.

Iezzoni claims that, although strategies exist to improve mobility, many people do not know where to turn for advice. She addresses the need to inform policymakers about areas where changes will better accommodate people with difficulty walking. This straightforward and engaging narrative clearly demonstrates that improving people's ability to move freely and independently will enhance overall health and quality of life, not only for these persons, but also for society as a whole.

Langue : Anglais
Doc n° : 24142 ISBN / ISSN : 9780520238190
NumRec : 2414203
 

       

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