A Systematic review of Generic and Special Needs of Children with Disabilities Living in Poverty Settings in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
2013 (English)In: Journal of Policy Practice, Vol. 12, no 4, 296-315 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Children with disabilities living in poverty settings in low and middle-income countries are particularly in need of special support designed to meet the needs occurring in an environment where poverty is prevalent and resources are scarce. This paper presents a systematic review of the needs of children with disabilities living in poverty settings in low and middle-income countries using Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs as a theoretical framework. The findings demonstrate that needs at the first level of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs are more frequently researched in low and middle-income countries. Higher order needs should be further explored and children’s own voices should be taken into consideration when performing research, designing policies and services aiming at increased service user empowerment.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 12, no 4, 296-315 p.
child disability, intellectual disability, low- and middle-income countries, needs
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-22728DOI: 10.1080/15588742.2013.827141ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84884258165Local ID: HHJCHILDISOAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-22728DiVA: diva2:679099