Polio: the late effects reality: a survey for the Post Polio Support Group

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575271
Title:
Polio: the late effects reality: a survey for the Post Polio Support Group
Authors:
McFarlane, John R.
Citation:
McFarlane, John R., 2004. Polio: the late effects reality: a survey for the Post Polio Support Group. Dublin: Post Polio Support Group.
Publisher:
Post Polio Support Group
Issue Date:
Apr-2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575271
Item Type:
Study
Language:
en
Description:
The Post Polio Support Group celebrated its 10th birthday in 2003. So, it seemed appropriate, when we were planning the celebrations the previous year, to commission a survey to see both what had happened over the past decade as well looking at our members' specific needs past, present and future. We did not realise at the time the enormiry of the task we were undertaking. In reply to our invitation to participate in the survey we had a final take up rate of over 50%, which, in anybody's language, is magnificent, especially when the detail of information is realised. Some of it was extremely intimate and detailed. The only criteria that we had were that the respondents had to be within the Republic of Ireland and to have had paralytic Polio at some time during their lives. Age, sex, occupation had no bearing as Polio struck at all members of the communiry. In the "good old days" it was a disease which marked an emerging and changing society where the "public infra hygiene structure" in Ireland was nowhere as developed as today. I wish to thank all those who took part, the participants and those who worked on the project, for the way they gave their time so genecously. Also, I wish to thank the Occupational Therapists who undertook the interviews, often going far beyond the call of duty to give help and advice to our members. Finally, I want to acknowledge John McFarlane, the author, for his cowering work in compiling and writing this report. I hope that the recommendations that come from this report will help not just our members, but all those who know of someone who had Polio in the past. There are also lessons here which we as a nation have a moral responsibility to make known on the international stage and in so doing assist the world-wide population of people with Polio and the Late Effects of Polio. Jim Costello. September, 2003
Keywords:
POLIO; COMMUNICABLE DISEASE; INTERVIEW; REHABILITATON

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcFarlane, John R.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-19T14:04:51Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-19T14:04:51Zen
dc.date.issued2004-04en
dc.identifier.citationMcFarlane, John R., 2004. Polio: the late effects reality: a survey for the Post Polio Support Group. Dublin: Post Polio Support Group.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/575271en
dc.descriptionThe Post Polio Support Group celebrated its 10th birthday in 2003. So, it seemed appropriate, when we were planning the celebrations the previous year, to commission a survey to see both what had happened over the past decade as well looking at our members' specific needs past, present and future. We did not realise at the time the enormiry of the task we were undertaking. In reply to our invitation to participate in the survey we had a final take up rate of over 50%, which, in anybody's language, is magnificent, especially when the detail of information is realised. Some of it was extremely intimate and detailed. The only criteria that we had were that the respondents had to be within the Republic of Ireland and to have had paralytic Polio at some time during their lives. Age, sex, occupation had no bearing as Polio struck at all members of the communiry. In the "good old days" it was a disease which marked an emerging and changing society where the "public infra hygiene structure" in Ireland was nowhere as developed as today. I wish to thank all those who took part, the participants and those who worked on the project, for the way they gave their time so genecously. Also, I wish to thank the Occupational Therapists who undertook the interviews, often going far beyond the call of duty to give help and advice to our members. Finally, I want to acknowledge John McFarlane, the author, for his cowering work in compiling and writing this report. I hope that the recommendations that come from this report will help not just our members, but all those who know of someone who had Polio in the past. There are also lessons here which we as a nation have a moral responsibility to make known on the international stage and in so doing assist the world-wide population of people with Polio and the Late Effects of Polio. Jim Costello. September, 2003en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPost Polio Support Groupen
dc.subjectPOLIOen
dc.subjectCOMMUNICABLE DISEASEen
dc.subjectINTERVIEWen
dc.subjectREHABILITATONen
dc.titlePolio: the late effects reality: a survey for the Post Polio Support Groupen
dc.typeStudyen
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