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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

versión impresa ISSN 0864-2125versión On-line ISSN 1561-3038

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ARCE MORERA, Enrique; CASTILLO NUNEZ, Johanna; VENERO RODRIGUEZ, Leonor  y  RODRIGUEZ URQUIAGA, Yamileidis. Characterization of persons presenting with physical handicaps seen in No. 3 family physician consulting room from The "Dr. Tomás Romay" Polyclinic during 2009. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2010, vol.26, n.1. ISSN 0864-2125.

A descriptive study was conducted from the work carried out by Community Rehabilitation Service in type 1 No. 3 family physician consulting room from The "Dr. Tomás Romay" Polyclinic, to physically handicapped persons during 2009. Method used to data collection was the observation. Descriptive statistics was used to assess the physical disability level, thus estimating the Handicap Prevalence Rate, where by 1 000 inhabitants, 63 must to have some type of handicap. According to Barlet scale measuring the severity of disability from the total of study handicapped persons. Five handicapped persons that couldn't go the rehabilitation departments received home rehabilitation service by a qualified staff. There was a male sex predominance and of age group of 60 and more years.

Palabras clave : Rehabilitation, community; disability.

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