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dc.contributor.authorPryor, W
dc.contributor.authorLiem, N
dc.contributor.authorIslam, QN
dc.contributor.authorJalal, FA
dc.contributor.authorMarella, M
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-10T01:08:16Z
dc.date.available2020-12-10T01:08:16Z
dc.date.issued2018-12-01
dc.identifierpii: ijerph15122901
dc.identifier.citationPryor, W., Liem, N., Islam, Q. N., Jalal, F. A. & Marella, M. (2018). Unmet Needs and Use of Assistive Products in Two Districts of Bangladesh: Findings from a Household Survey. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH, 15 (12), https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15122901.
dc.identifier.issn1660-4601
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/253666
dc.description.abstractAccess to assistive products (AP) is an under-researched public health issue. Using an adaptation of a draft World Health Organization tool-the 'Assistive Technology Assessment-Needs (ATA-N)' for measuring unmet needs and use of AP, we aimed to understand characteristics of AP users, self-reported needs and unmet needs for AP, and current access patterns in Bangladesh. The ATA-N was incorporated in a Rapid Assessment of Disability (RAD), a population-based survey to estimate prevalence and correlates of disability. In each of two unions of Kurigram and Narsingdi districts, 60 clusters of 50 people each aged two years and older were selected using a two-staged cluster random sampling process, of whom, 4250 (59% Female; 41% Male) were adults, including 333 using AP. We estimate 7.1% of the studied population used any AP. AP use is positively associated with age and self-reported functional difficulty. The proportion of people using AP is higher for mobility than for sensory and cognitive difficulties. Of all people with any functional difficulty, 71% self-reported an unmet need for AP. Most products were home or self-made, at low cost, but provided benefits. Needs and unmet needs for AP are high, especially for people with greater functional difficulties. Assessing unmet needs for AP revealed important barriers to scale that can inform policy and practice.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherMDPI
dc.titleUnmet Needs and Use of Assistive Products in Two Districts of Bangladesh: Findings from a Household Survey
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph15122901
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMelbourne School of Population and Global Health
melbourne.source.titleInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
melbourne.source.volume15
melbourne.source.issue12
dc.rights.licenseCC BY
melbourne.elementsid1364840
melbourne.contributor.authorMarella, Manjula
melbourne.contributor.authorPryor, Wesley
melbourne.contributor.authorNguyen, Liem
dc.identifier.eissn1660-4601
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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