MEDICAL: REHABILITATION : DATABASES: MEDICAL HEALTH BIOSCIENCES BIOLOGY PSYCHOLOGY : REFERENCE: ENCYCLOPEDIAS: SUBJECT : MEDICAL: REFERENCE : DISABILITIES: REHABILITATION TREATMENT THERAPY: Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange (CIRRIE) : CIRRIE Database of International Research : The International Encyclopedia of Rehabilitation

David P. Dillard



CIRRIE Database of International Research :

The International Encyclopedia of Rehabilitation











Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and
Exchange (CIRRIE) :

CIRRIE Database of International Research :

The International Encyclopedia of Rehabilitation



Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and
Exchange (CIRRIE) :


CIRRIE Database of International Research :


The International Encyclopedia of Rehabilitation



"The mission of the Center for International Rehabilitation Research
Information and Exchange (CIRRIE) is to facilitate the sharing of
information between rehabilitation researchers in the U.S. and those in
other countries. CIRRIE makes available to the disability community in the
U.S. knowledge that has been found useful in other countries. It does this
through a number of resources that are found on this website.


Primary among them is the CIRRIE Database of International Research, which
contains citations, abstracts, and in many cases, links to the full text
of articles that report research conducted in countries other than the


The International Encyclopedia of Rehabilitation provides a synthesis of
much of this research. The majority of the authors of the Encyclopedia
articles are from outside the U.S. as are the reviewers, providing the
Encyclopedia with an international scope.


CIRRIE supports international collaboration in rehabilitation research
through its program to support exchanges of researchers between the U.S.
and other countries.


CIRRIE also develops educational resources related to culture and
disability to strengthen the cultural competency of rehabilitation service
providers who work with persons born outside the U.S., especially recent



The CIRRIE Database of International Rehabilitation Research currently
contains over 125,000 citations of international rehabilitation research
published between 1990 and the present.

A search of cultural disabilities produced these citations in this


1. Hartley S, Murira G, Mwangoma M, Carter J, et al. (2009). Using
community/researcher partnerships to develop a culturally relevant
intervention for children with communication disabilities in Kenya.
Disability and Rehabilitation 31(6):490-9. (Full record)


2. Zakirova-Engstrand R, & Granlund M. (2009). The International
classification of functioning, disability and health - children and youth
(ICF-CY): testing its utility in classifying information from eco-cultural
family interviews with ethnically diverse families with children with
disabilities in Ky. Disability and Rehabilitation 31(12):1018-30. (Full


3. McConkey R, Truesdale-Kennedy M, Chang MY, Jarrah S, et al.
(2008). The impact on mothers of bringing up a child with intellectual
disabilities: a cross-cultural study. International Journal of Nursing
Studies 45(1):65-74. (Full record)


4. Tzeng S-J. (2007). Learning Disabilities in Taiwan: A Case of Cultural
Constraints on the Education of Students with Disabilities. Learning
Disabilities Research and Practice 22(3):170-175. (Full record)


5. Themistocleous GS, Goudelis G, Kyrou I, Chloros GD, et al. (2006).
Translation into Greek, Cross-cultural Adaptation and Validation of the
Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand Questionnaire (DASH). Journal
of Hand Therapy 19(3):350-357. (Full record)


6. McLaughlin MJ, Dyson A, Nagle K, Thurlow M, et al. (2006).
Cross-Cultural Perspectives on the Classification of Children with
Disabilities: Part II. Implementing Classification Systems in Schools.
Journal of Special Education 40(1):46-58. (Full record)


7. Orfale AG, Araujo PMP, Ferraz MB, & Natour J. (2005). Translation into
Brazilian Portuguese, cultural adaptation and evaluation of the
reliability of the Disabilities of th Arm, Shoulder and Hand
Questionnaire. Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research
38(2):293-302. (Full record)


8. Orfale AG, Araujo PMP, Ferraz MB, & Natour J. (2005). Translation into
Brazilian Portuguese, cultural adaptation and evaluation of the
reliability of the Disabilities of th Arm, Shoulder and Hand
Questionnaire. Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research
38(2):293-302. (Full record)


9. Summers SJ, & J. J. (2004). Cross-cultural working in community
learning disabilities services: Clinical issues, dilemmas and tensions.
Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 48(7):687-694. (Full record)


10. Kendall E, & Marshall CA. (2004). Factors that prevent equitable
access to rehabilitation for Aboriginal Australians with disabilities: the
need for culturally safe rehabilitation. Rehabilitation Psychology
49(1):5-13. (Full record)





The Database Thesaurus is Found Here:


Content Sample:


Daily living [SCOPE NOTE: Evaluation of, and training in, the ability to
perform essential self help skills: dressing, use of public
transportation, and other functional skills]
Related Terms: Clothing, Communication devices, Community living,
Devices, Feeding, Grooming, Habilitation, Homemakers, Independent living,
Mobility, Self care, Self help, Sensory aids, Social skills
Use for: Activities of daily living (ADL), Housekeeping, Hygiene, Life
skills training, Toileting

Dance therapy [SCOPE NOTE: Use of dance and movement in treatment of
physical or emotional disorders; includes dance/movement therapists.]
Broader Terms: Therapy
Related Terms: Therapy
Use for: Movement therapy

Use: Statistics

Use: Information systems

Day care [SCOPE NOTE: Care of persons with disabilities away from home,
such as in a community facility; for care of child, use CHILD CARE]
Related Terms: Attendant care, Child care, Community living, Facilities,
Foster care, Independent living, Living facilities, Residential living,
Respite care

Deaf [SCOPE NOTE: Includes people who are totally deaf or nonhearing. For
partial deafness, use HEARING IMPAIRMENTS. For conditions causing total
loss of hearing, use DEAFNESS.]
Broader Terms: Disabilities, Hearing impairments
Related Terms: Communication devices, Communication skills, Deaf blind,
Use for: Late deafened

Deaf blind [SCOPE NOTE: For individuals who are both deaf and blind or
hearing impaired and visually impaired]
Broader Terms: Disabilities, Hearing impairments, Visual impairments
Related Terms: Blind, Blindness, Braille, Communication devices,
Communication skills, Deaf, Deafness, Low vision, Mobility training,
Multiple disabilities, Orientation

Deafness [SCOPE NOTE: A condition causing severe loss of hearing. For
consumers and services to people who are deaf, use DEAF. For conditions
causing partial deafness, use HEARING IMPAIRMENTS. Term added July 1998.]
Related Terms: Deaf, Deaf blind

Death [SCOPE NOTE: Includes reaction to death, coping with death, and
death counseling]
Related Terms: Grief, Hospices, Suicide, Terminal illness
Use for: Mortality

Decision making
Use: Decision support systems, Goal setting, Management, Planning, Policy

Decision support systems [SCOPE NOTE: Computer programs that aid in making
decisions by organizing and analyzing data; term added April 1988]
Related Terms: Computer applications, Information systems, Management
Use for: Artificial intelligence, Decision making, Expert systems

Decubitus ulcers
Use: Pressure sores

Use: Dictionaries, Glossaries

Degenerative diseases [SCOPE NOTE: A conditions or diseases that is
degenerative in nature; CIRRIE term added May 2010]
Narrower terms: Arthritis, Dementia, Multiple sclerosis
Use for: Osteoporosis, Progressive diseases

Deinstitutionalization [SCOPE NOTE: Concept with three interrelated
processes: (1)prevention of admission to a public institution by
developing, finding, and using alternative community care and training;
(2) return to the community by residents who function appropriately and
who benefit from community-based habilitation and training programs; and
(3) establishment and maintenance of a responsive institutional
environment contributing to appropriate and expeditious return to the
Related Terms: Foster care, Group homes, Habilitation, Halfway houses,
Home care, Inclusion, Independent living, Residential living
Use for: Normalization

Dementia [SCOPE NOTE: Irrecoverable deterioration of mental state; term
added June 1989]
Broader Terms: Degenerative diseases
Related Terms: Alzheimer's disease

Demographics [SCOPE NOTE: Statistical study of human populations,
especially including size and density, distribution, and vital statistics;
includes census data]
Broader Terms: Statistics
Related Terms: Census, Client characteristics, Epidemiology, Health
statistics, Incidence, National surveys, Prevalence, Surveys

Demonstration programs
Use: Model programs, Pilot projects

Dental problems [SCOPE NOTE: Includes specific defects, disorders, or
Related Terms: Dentistry, Facial disfigurement, Speech impairments

Dentistry [SCOPE NOTE: Includes orthodontia and dentists]
Related Terms: Dental problems, Facial disfigurement, Health personnel,
Medical personnel

Dependency [SCOPE NOTE: Dependence upon persons, programs, or things, but
not drugs or alcohol; for substance dependency, use SUBSTANCE ABUSE; term
added June 1989]
Use for: Co-dependency

Depression [SCOPE NOTE: State of feeling sad; can be marked by inactivity,
difficulty in thinking and concentrating, and feelings of dejection]
Broader Terms: Emotional disorders, Psychiatric disabilities
Related Terms: Behavior, Eating disorders, Personality, Psychology
Use for: Personality disorders

Use: Skin disorders

Design for all
Use: Universal design

Use: Diagnosis

Developing countries

Developmental disabilities [SCOPE NOTE: Includes disabilities which are
manifested before age 22 and which constitute a substantial limitation to
the individual; use specific disability listed under "Narrower Terms"
below when applicable]

Narrower terms: Autism, Cerebral palsy, Epilepsy, Intellectual
disabilities, Learning disabilities
Broader Terms: Disabilities

Related Terms: Child development, Multiple disabilities, Severe





Journal List: A


Content Sample:


double asterisk (**) indicated that the journal is not indexed in Medline

A Life in the Day**

A research report for the Leeds Inclusion Project

AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication

AANA Journal

AAOHN Journal

AARN Newsletter

ABB Review

ABNF Journal

ABU Technical Review**

Academic Emergency Medicine

Academic Journal of Second Military Medical University

Academic Journal of Xi'an Jiaotong University

Academic Medicine

Academic Pediatrics

Academic Psychiatry

Academic Radiology

Accident Analysis and Prevention

Accident and Emergency Nursing

Accountability in Research



Acoustic Research Letters Online (ARLO): the international electronic
letters journal of acoustics**

Acoustical Science and Technology**

Acoustics Australia**

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae (Zhongguo Yixue Kexueyuan Xuebao)

Acta Acustica United With Acustica

Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica

Acta Anatomica Sinica**

Acta Angiologica

Acta Automatica Sinica (Zidonghua Xuebao)

Acta Bio Medica de l'Ateneo Parmense**

Acta Bio-Medica de l Ateneo Parmense**

Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica

Acta Biologica Szegediensis**

Acta Biomaterialia

Acta Biomedica de l'Ateneo Parmense**

Acta Cardiologica

Acta Cardiologica Sinica**

Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca

Acta Chirurgiae Plasticae

Acta Chirurgica Austriaca**

Acta Chirurgica Belgica

Acta Chirurgica Brasileira**

Acta Chirurgica Iugoslavica

Acta Clinica Belgica

Acta Clinica Belgica. Supplementum

Acta Clinica Croatica

Acta Clinica Croatica. Supplement**

Acta Criminologiae et Medicinae Legalis Japonica**

Acta Cybernetica**

Acta Dermato-Venereologica

Acta Dermato-Venereologica. Supplementum

Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Pannonica et Adriatica

Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica

Acta Diabetologica

Acta Electronica Sinica (Dianzi Xuebao)**

Acta Endoscopica

Acta Haematologica

Acta Histochemica

Acta Hospitalia

Acta Leprologica

Acta Medica

Acta Medica Austriaca

Acta Medica Bulgarica**

Acta Medica Croatica

Acta Medica et Biologica

Acta Medica Indonesiana

Acta Medica Iranica

Acta Medica Mediterranea**

Acta Medica Nagasakiensia

Acta Medica Okayama

Acta Medica Portuguesa

Acta Morphologica Hungarica

Acta Myologica

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis

Acta Neurochirurgica

Acta Neurochirurgica Supplement

Acta Neurochirurgica, Supplementum

Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplementum

Acta Neurologica Belgica

Acta Neurologica Scandinavica

Acta Neurologica Scandinavica. Supplementum

Acta Neurologica Taiwanica

Acta Neuropathologica

Acta Neuropsychiatrica

Acta Neuropsychologica

Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica

Acta Odontologica Latinoamericana

Acta Odontologica Scandinavica

Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics

Acta Oncologica

Acta Ophthalmologica

Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica

Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica. Supplementum

Acta Opthalmologica

Acta Orthopaedica

Acta Orthopaedica Belgica

Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica

Acta Orthopaedica Iugoslavica**

Acta Orthopaedica Scandinavica

Acta Orthopaedica Scandinavica. Supplementum

Acta Ortopedica Mexicana

Acta Oto Laryngologica

Acta Oto Laryngologica. Supplement**

Acta Oto-Laryngologica

Acta Oto-Rhino-Laryngologica Belgica

Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica

Acta Otorrinolaringologica Espanola

Acta Paediatrica

Acta Paediatrica Japonica

Acta Paediatrica Taiwanica

Acta Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics

Acta Paediatrica. Supplement

Acta Paediatrica: International Journal of Paediatrics

Acta Paulista de Enfermagem

Acta Pediatrica Espanola

Acta Pharmaceutica Hungarica

Acta Pharmacologica Sinica

Acta Physiologica et Pharmacologica Bulgarica

Acta Physiologica Hungarica

Acta Physiologica Scandinavica

Acta Psiquiatrica y Psicologica de America Latina

Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica

Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. Supplementum

Acta Psychologica

Acta Psychologica Sinica (Xinli Xuebao)

Acta Radiologica

Acta Reumatologica Portuguesa

Acta Scientiarum - Health Sciences

Acta Scientiarum: Health Sciences**

Acta Societatis Ophthalmologicae Japonicae (Nippon Ganka Gakkai Zasshi)

Acta Tropica

Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis. Comprehensive Summaries of Uppsala
Dissertations from the faculty of Social Sciences

Acta Urologica Belgica

Acta Urologica Japonica (Hinyokika Kiyo)

Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas

Actas Espanolas de Psiquiatria

Actas Luso-Espanolas de Neurologia, Psiquiatria y Ciencias Afines

Actas Urologicas Espanolas

Actividad Dietetica**

Activities, Adaptation and Aging**

Actualites Pharmaceutiques

Acupuncture and Electro Therapeutics Research

Acupuncture in Medicine

Acupuncture Today**


Acute Medicine**

Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly

Adaptive Behavior**

Adaptive Technology Resource Centre / Research and Development / Assistive
Technology Outcomes / Bibliography Web Resources**


Addiction Biology

Addiction Research**

Addiction Research and Theory

Addiction Research Foundation Marketing Services Dept CAT**

Addictive Behaviors

Addictive Disorders and Their Treatment


Administration and Policy in Mental Health

Administration in Social Work


Adolescent Medicine

Adoption and Fostering**

Adoption Quarterly**

Adult Basic Education**

Adults Learning**

Advance for Nurse Practitioners

Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews

Advanced Engineering Informatics**

Advanced Functional Materials**

Advanced Robotics**

Advanced Technology for Learning**

Advanced Topics in Artificial Intelligence**

Advances and Technical Standards in Neurosurgery

Advances in Applied Ergonomics**

Advances in Applied Microbiology

Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease

Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine

Advances in Engineering Software**

Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

Advances in Genetics

Advances in Health Sciences Education

Advances in Hematology

Advances in Intelligent Systems**

Advances in Medical Sciences

Advances in Mind Body Medicine

Advances in Modelling and Analysis. B: Signals, Information, Data,

Advances in Multimodal Interfaces-ICMI 2000. Third International
Conference (Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.1948)

Advances in Neonatal Care

Advances in Neural Information Processing**

Advances in Neurology

Advances in Nursing Science

Advances in Oto Rhino Laryngology

Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology

Advances in Peritoneal Dialysis

Advances in Physiotherapy

Advances in Psychiatric Treatment**

Advances in Psychosomatic Medicine

Advances in Renal Replacement Therapy

Advances in Skin and Wound Care

Advances in Speech Language Pathology**

Advances in Therapy

Advances in Wound Care: the Journal for Prevention and Healing

Aeasthetic Plastic Surgery


Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work

Affirmative action in employment : ethnic minorities and persons with

Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery

African Health Sciences

African Journal of AIDS Research

African Journal of Biotechnology**





CIRRIE Guide to Searching

The CIRRIE Database collects citations from all areas of rehabilitation
and compiles them into one central source. In addition to indexing from
mainstream journals and internet sites, CIRRIE also includes citations to
resources not readily available to U.S. researchers. Over 5000 journals
are represented in the Database and abstracts are available for most
citations. A list of journals is now available. There are over 125,000
citations currently indexed with citations added monthly. The database
includes citations from 1990 to the present.


General Search Guidelines

Title/Keyword Search

Subject Heading Search ?Thesaurus

Rotated Thesaurus

Author Search

Journal Search

Search Limits ?Geographic Area

Publication Year


Record Viewer

Author Information

Journal Information



Evaluating Research

All research is not created equal! Bibliographic databases include
citations to articles reporting on studies of all types and quality. It is
up to readers to sift through the results of a search and select those
citations that will be most valid and useful to their work.

Judging the validity and quality of reported studies

Finding Research Syntheses in the CIRRIE Database of International


International Encyclopedia of Rehabilitation

The International Encyclopedia of Rehabilitation is a collaborative effort
from the Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and
Exchange (CIRRIE), at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, and the Laboratoire
d'informatique et de terminologie de la rdaptation et de l'intation
sociale (LITRIS), from the Institut de rdaptation en dicience physique de
Quec (IRDPQ).

On its completion, the encyclopedia will include four hundred articles on
rehabilitation and disability topics identified through terms found in the
CIRRIE and REHABDATA Thesauri, the World Health Organization's
International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)
and the International Index and Dictionary of Rehabilitation and Social
Integration (IIDRIS).

Links among the encyclopedia, CIRRIE and REHABDATA databases, the
dictionary and other databases will create an integrated information
system and a comprehensive synthesis of the field of rehabilitation in a
free, accessible, online, multilingual encyclopedia in English, French,
and Spanish.


Content Sample from the Table of Contents : Letter A:



Access and Accessibility (PDF)

Accessibility Symbol (*)

Activities of Daily Living (PDF)

Adjustment (PDF)

Adrenoleukodystrophy (**)

Adult Education and Intellectual and Allied Developmental Disabilities

Age Related Disabilities - Aging and Quality of Life (PDF)

Agenesis and Amputation (**)

Aging and quality of life (PDF)

Aging with Physical Disability (PDF)

Agnosia (PDF)

Aid (*)

Alexander technique (*)

Alternative therapy - TCM therapies (PDF)

Amnesia (PDF)

Amputation (PDF)

Aphasia (PDF)

Architectural barriers (*)

Arm (*)

Art Therapy in Rehabilitation (PDF)

Arthritis Assessment (PDF)

Artificial muscle (*)

Assistive Product Selection Focusing on the Person, Milieu and Product

Asthma Education (PDF)

Ataxia: Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Applications for Ataxic
Patients (PDF)

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (PDF)

Attitudinal Barriers to Rehabilitation (PDF)

Audiology - Audiological Enablement/Rehabilitation (PDF)

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (PDF)

Autism: A Neurological and Sensory Based Perspective (PDF)

Autoimmune Diseases (PDF)

Autosomal Dominant Cerebellar Ataxias (**)



Content Sample from Encyclopedia Article:


Art Therapy in Rehabilitation

Theresa Van Lith
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Counselling and Psychological Health
School of Public Health
La Trobe University
Bundoora, Vic, 3086.

Patricia Fenner
Course Co-ordinator Graduate Diploma of Art Therapy, Lecturer
Department of Counselling and Psychological Health
School of Public Health
La Trobe University
Bundoora, Vic, 3086

Margot Schofield
Professor of Counselling and Psychotherapy
School of Public Health
La Trobe University, Vic 3086
Director of Research - PACFA
Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia

Table of Contents


Article top


Defining Art Therapy in Rehabilitation

How Art Therapists Practice in Rehabilitation Settings

Key Contributions of Art Therapy in Rehabilitation

Importance of a Supportive Setting in Art Therapy



Further reading

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Cite this article






This article aims to define the multiple ways that art therapy is employed
in rehabilitation and how art therapists practice in rehabilitation
settings. We describe the art-based practice continuum to demonstrate the
various styles and practices used in rehabilitation settings. Some key
contributions that art therapy can make to rehabilitation include: sensory
experiences, symbolic expression, emotional expression, life enhancement,
cognitive development and social connectedness. Finally, there is a
discussion on the unique qualities of fostering creativity in
rehabilitation and on the importance of the context where art therapy
takes place.


Defining Art Therapy in Rehabilitation


Art therapy involves the discovery of new connections, relationships and
meanings in a safe and non-judgmental atmosphere, which in turn provides
the client with alternative perspectives on life and relationships with
others. Thus, art therapy can work in multifaceted ways involving the
whole person including sensory-motor, perceptual, cognitive, emotional,
physical, social and spiritual aspects. Growth through art is seen as a
sign of growth through the whole person (Karkou and Sanderson 2006).


Art therapy is a fluid, adaptable, and evolving field. Although art has
always been an innate part of human civilisation it has only been since
the Second World War that it has been properly recognised for its
restorative and transformative qualities (Hogan 2001; Waller 1991). As
Jones (2005) clarified, not only are we still discovering the nature of
the arts but, we are also still in the early stages of understanding what
art therapy does, how it does this and why it is effective.


Those who become art therapists have experience in at least one previous
field of knowledge, such as: medicine, psychology, education, visual arts
and social work traditions. It is through this amalgamation of knowledge
and theoretical orientation that art therapists often define their
practice with orientations such as, psychodynamic; humanistic (i.e.
phenomenological, gestalt, person centered); psycho-educational
(behavioural, cognitive behavioural, developmental); systemic (family and
group therapy); as well as integrative and eclectic approaches (Jones
2005; Rubin 2001).


Art therapists work in a variety of rehabilitation settings and with a
variety of issues including: mental health problems; learning
difficulties, language and communication difficulties, imprisonment,
medical problems, sensory or physical problems, stress, emotional and/or
social problems. Each of these contexts have their own requirements for
rehabilitation and art therapists need to consider what aspects of art
therapy can serve within the rehabilitative process (Jones 2005).
Therefore, art therapists define what they do by the context they are
working in. For example, in examining individuals who survived an Acquired
Brain Injury as well as the researcher's own life experience, Smith (2007)
highlighted how art served as an aid to rehabilitate sense of self,
self-esteem and social skills through group participation and





Other Resources



Additional Resources


Rehabtalk - Three methods to communication with fellow rehabilitation
professionals: an announcement list, a list of discussion lists, and an
announcement page.


Conference Announcements Updated frequently, this is a list of upcoming
conferences that deal specificially with disability/rehabilitation
research topics. Available both in HTML and RSS forms.


Conference Proceedings Collection - Includes links to abstracts or full
text of proceedings from disability/rehabilitation conferences that had an
international component.


ICF Resources - Resources, ours and others, relating to the WHO's
classification framework.


Annotated Bibliographies - Four bibliographies by M. Miles on disability
around the world.


Related Links - Links to other rehabilitation-related sites on the web.


Contact - To send us feedback, add information to the site or ask for

Country Directory - Searchable interface that includes research centers,
government agencies, associations and organizations from around the world
that work with disability or rehabilitation.


Content Sample from Country Directory


Country Directory

Australian Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology Association (ARATA)

"...focus is on providing opportunities for sharing ideas to ensure the
advancement the of rehabilitation and assistive technology in Australia.."

Bookmarkable link


Centre of National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine-
Research Facility

"...primary purpose of advancing research into the acute treatment and
rehabilitation of people injured in motor vehicle accidents or through
other analogous events."

Bookmarkable link


Regency Park Rehabilitation Engineering
Research Facility

"The Research & Development Department collects ideas and facilitates the
process of finding solutions to match identified needs."

Bookmarkable link


Rehabilitation Research and Training Unit (RRTU)
Research Facility

The Unit specilises in research into serious injury rehabilitation,
particularly community re-establishment following spinal cord injury.

La Trobe University, Bundoora, 3083

Contact: Gregory Murphy, Ph.D (Director RRTU, School of Public Health)

Phone: + 61 3 94791745
Fax: + 61 3 9479 1783
Email: G.Murphy@...

Bookmarkable link


Rehabilitation Studies Unit
Research Facility

"Maintaining an awareness of current trends and developments..."

Bookmarkable link


School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland
Research Facility

The University of Queensland has a long held reputation for world class
Research in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.

Bookmarkable link



Related Links Content Sample:



Related Links

Related Databases

U.S. Links

Other Links

CIRRIE Country Directory - Links to over 450 non-U.S. Research
Facilities, Associations/Organizations, and Government Agencies

Related Databases

ABLEDATA, Database of Assistive Technology
Assistive Technology Information and Research Service (SIVA)
Cornucopia of Disability Information (CODI)

Disability Organizations Worldwide Database, from Mobility International

Global Applied Disability Research and Information Network on Employment
and Training (GLADNET)

International Exchange Programs, from Mobility International U.S.A.

International Index and Dictionary of Rehabilitation and Social
Integration (IIDRIS)

Occupational Health and Safety Research Institute (IRSST)

Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Literature (LILACS)

MedCarib, Caribbean Health Sciences Literature

National Special Education Net of Taiwan (NOTE: Content is in Chinese)

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Headquarters Library

Program Directory Database, NIDRR


PubMed (text only), MEDLINE

RECAL Bibliographic Database, National Centre for Training and Education
in Prosthetics and Orthotics, Glasgow, Scotland

REHABDATA, NARIC's Literature Database



Source International Information Support Centre

World Health Organization Library Catalogue (WHOLIS)





Cultural Competence


Content Sample:


CIRRIE is pleased to provide cultural competency resources by continuing
some programs begun in our last cycle as well as developing new


Culture in the Curriculum, targeting preservice university training by
creating new curriculum materials tailored to professional programs.


Curriculum Guides addressing topics specific to Occupational Therapy,
Physical Therapy, Speech Language Pathology and Rehabilitation Counseling.


The Rehabilitation Provider's Guide to Cultures of the Foreign-Born, an
eleven-volume monograph series, provides specific information on cultural
perspectives of foreignborn persons in the United States. New monographs
are being developed.


Culture and Disability: Providing Culturally
Competent Services, our book published by SAGE Publications based on the
monograph series.


Successful Outreach to Foreign Born Consumers through Culture Brokering, a
computer based tutorial in CDRom format.






David Dillard
Temple University
(215) 204 - 4584


Temple University and Google Sites Research Guides
AND Discussion Group Directory





Social Work and Social Issues Discussion Group

Tourism Discussion Group

Digital Scholarship Discussion Group

Copyright Research Guide
Copyright, Intellectual Property and Plagiarism Sources
Fair Use


Articles by David Dillard

Information Literacy (Russell Conwell Guide)

Nina Dillard's Photographs on Net-Gold

Twitter: davidpdillard

Temple University Site Map

Bushell, R. & Sheldon, P. (eds),
Wellness and Tourism: Mind, Body, Spirit,
Place, New York: Cognizant Communication Books.
Wellness Tourism: Bibliographic and Webliographic Essay
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