Journal article

Lived experience of psychosocial disability and social inclusion: A participatory photovoice study in rural India and Nepal

HL Fernandes, S Cantrill, RL Shrestha, RB Raj, B Allchin, R Kamal, N Butcher, N Grills

Disability, CBR and Inclusive Development | Published : 2018


Purpose: This study aimed to investigate the experiences of people living with a psychosocial disability in rural India and Nepal, and to highlight key barriers and enablers for inclusion. Method: Participatory action research approaches and Photovoice methodology were employed to investigate the lived experience of 32 participants in rural India and Nepal. There were 12 participants and 4 caregivers of people with psychosocial disability from each of the two countries. Semi-structured interviews with study participants were transcribed and analysed thematically to answer the study question. Results: The findings revealed themes related to various supports, meaningful engagement in activity,..

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