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Disability, Chronic Diseases and Access to Healthcare in Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2018.183
Pages: 
415–19

ABSTRACT

Objective: To look at healthcare delivery for persons with disabilities in Jamaica.

Methods: A quantitative survey of persons with disabilities using a systematic random sampling technique with respondents selected from the database of the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities.

Results: Participants included 1014 persons with disabilities. The results showed that persons with disabilities were regular users of the public health system and that the major chronic illnesses identified among respondents were diabetes mellitus, mental illness and hypertension.

Conclusion: Persons with disabilities are regular users of the public health system and so efforts must be made to consistently educate these individuals about ways to maximize use of this service.

Accepted: 
03 Aug, 2018
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e-Published: 19 Dec, 2018
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