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Physical Disabilities

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Physical Disabilities

Book Title

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Families, Marriages, and Intimate Relationships

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An estimated 15 percent of the world's population lives with some form of disability, with a higher prevalence of disability among older people ( World Health Organization [WHO] 2011 ). Physical disabilities most often affect a person's ability to perform tasks involving mobility and self-care (e.g., walking, driving, maintaining hygiene, and cooking). Some individuals are born with specific infirmities, referred to as congenital disabilities, whereas others experience physical limitations later in life, referred to as acquired disabilities. Physical disability categories include musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disabilities (Handicaps Welfare Association n.d.) as well as visual and hearing impairments such as blindness and deafness.

Edition Number

First

ISBN

9780028664613

Publication Date

7-2019

Publisher

Gale

City

Farmington Hills, Michigan

Comments

Editors: James J. Ponzetti Jr., Maureen Blankemeyer, Sean M. Horan, Heidi Lyons, Aya Shigeto. Two-volume set.

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