Authors: Van Brakel WH, Sihombing B, Djarir H, Beise K, Kusumawardhani L, Yulihane R et al.

Source: Glob Health Action 2012; 5.

Summary

Leprosy-related disability is a challenge to public health, and social and rehabilitation services in endemic countries. Disability is more than a mere physical dysfunction, and includes activity limitations, stigma, discrimination, and social participation restrictions. We assessed the extent of disability and its determinants among persons with leprosy-related disabilities after release from multi drug treatment.

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