whp volume 11, issue 4, P49-60 2010 DOI: 10.12927/whp.2013.21790 View full text
Sudha Raman, Shilpa Mandoda, Laila Hussain, Niamh Foley, Elham Hamdan, Michel Landry

Abstract: The purpose of this exploratory research was to examine perceptions of mothers with children with disabilities (CWD) in Kuwait in order to understand the meaning of disability from their perspective and to explore the extent to which such perceptions influence rehabilitative services that their children receive. Ten semi-structured interviews were conducted with mothers of CWD receiving services at a large pediatric facility in Kuwait. Four themes emerged from the interviews: (1) mother's perceptions of disabi…

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