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Access barriers to health care among people with disabilities in the Kumasi metropolis of Ghana

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Badu, E and Agyei-Baffour, P and Opoku, MP, Access barriers to health care among people with disabilities in the Kumasi metropolis of Ghana, Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, 5, (2) pp. 131-151. ISSN 1929-9192 (2016) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

Health care is a human right yet access barriers to health care remain one of the major challenges among people with disabilities. One of the several reasons accounting for this is that there is little evidence on access barriers to healthcare among people with disabilities. This partly explains the gaps in policy design and implementation of appropriate interventions for people with disabilities. This study aimed at contributing to filling the evidence gaps on access barriers to healthcare among people with disabilities in the Kumasi Metropolis in Ghana. The study found different access barriers among different disability types and socio-demographic groups. Redesigning and resourcing health facilities to be more people with disabilities’ friendly could improve mitigate these barriers.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Access, People with disabilities, Health care, urban
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist Studies in Education
Research Field:Special Education and Disability
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified
Author:Opoku, MP (Mr Maxwell Opoku)
ID Code:114171
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2017-02-08
Last Modified:2017-03-27
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