oa Central African Journal of Medicine - A survey of the diagnostic categories and associated handicaps of an African physically handicapped population

Volume 29, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



An examination of diagnosis of handicapped children in a large urban rehabilitation centre was undertaken. The breakdown showed wide age-ranges and lengthy stays in the centre. Detailed screening of the problems consequent on handicap was also undertaken, and revealed great differences in the needs of different diagnostic groups. Discussion of the prevalence rates of various categories of disorder follows, with comparison with expected rates and previous studies.

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