Thesis / Dissertation

Significant Others and Vestibular Disorders: an exploration of Third-Party Disability

Lauren Elise Story, Richard Dowell (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Vestibular disorders can have debilitating impacts on a person’s life, such as increased risk of falling, depression, and anxiety, among others. This may have impact on the lives of family members. Understanding the experiences of Significant Others (SOs) can assist health professionals in providing effective, family-centred management; however, little is currently known about the experiences of SOs in vestibular disorders. It is anticipated that SOs experience limitations to their daily functioning; a phenomenon known as Third-Party Disability. Third-Party Disability can be better understood by mapping impact to the World Health Organisation’s International Classification of Functioning, Di..

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