A fundamental component of maximizing the quality of life for individuals with disabilities is quality health care. We describe the perspectives of case managers and independent living counselors on the role of health promotion as a component of targeted case management services. Respondents held health promotion as an essential element of maximizing the quality of life for individuals with disabilities, although they spent more time on social services as compared to medical services. Their confidence in assisting the individuals they serve with respect to health promotion and disease management activities was demonstrably weaker than their reported knowledge levels for most items. Barriers to accessing those services might create this apparent disconnect between knowledge and confidence.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation|
|State||Published - Oct 2010|
- Case management services
- Centers for independent living
- Community developmental disability organizations
- Health promotion