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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/201636
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Epidemiology of Disability in Mexican College Students
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Introduction. Disability is a complex phenomenon, reflecting an interaction between features of a person’s body and features of the society in which he or she lives (WHO, 2011). Disability condition has not been estimated socially and neither inside the college. As part of the actions that college authorities have been promoted in order to offer an accessible environment to persons with disabilities, for 15 years all freshman students get a medical examination however we don’t know epidemiology characteristics of disability in this population. Aim .This project focused on describes the epidemiology profile of disability among college students. Methods. We carried out a cross - sectional study from September 2001 to September 2008. The sample size was of 14,752 freshman college students who get the medical examination; 59% (8,106) were females with average of age of 18.2 years old (SD= 3.5). The medical examination included anthropometric, laboratory and clinical assessment to identify motor and sensorial disabilities (visual and hearing). Results: Prevalence of disability was 27.28% (4,025 students). 73% of disabilities were presented by 18 and 19 years old students. Visual disability was the type of disability more frequent among the students (92%; 3,715), followed by hearing impairment (3%), motor (2.3%), and other combinations. Women had a higher prevalence of disability (55%; 2,234). Bilateral myopia was the most common visual disability in women. Discussion: Data shows a discordant phenomenon of disability in college students compared with general population. Contrarily to general data, motor disabilities were not common in this population. Nevertheless, as in general population, women were whom presented higher prevalence of disability. Conclusion: Disability in college context is a real situation; prevalence showed that is necessary to establish rapidly strategies to adjust person –environment, promoting changes to transform toward an accessible teaching - learning environment.
Keywords:
epidemiological profile; disability; Mexican college students
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEpidemiology of Disability in Mexican College Studentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/201636-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Introduction. Disability is a complex phenomenon, reflecting an interaction between features of a person’s body and features of the society in which he or she lives (WHO, 2011). Disability condition has not been estimated socially and neither inside the college. As part of the actions that college authorities have been promoted in order to offer an accessible environment to persons with disabilities, for 15 years all freshman students get a medical examination however we don’t know epidemiology characteristics of disability in this population. Aim .This project focused on describes the epidemiology profile of disability among college students. Methods. We carried out a cross - sectional study from September 2001 to September 2008. The sample size was of 14,752 freshman college students who get the medical examination; 59% (8,106) were females with average of age of 18.2 years old (SD= 3.5). The medical examination included anthropometric, laboratory and clinical assessment to identify motor and sensorial disabilities (visual and hearing). Results: Prevalence of disability was 27.28% (4,025 students). 73% of disabilities were presented by 18 and 19 years old students. Visual disability was the type of disability more frequent among the students (92%; 3,715), followed by hearing impairment (3%), motor (2.3%), and other combinations. Women had a higher prevalence of disability (55%; 2,234). Bilateral myopia was the most common visual disability in women. Discussion: Data shows a discordant phenomenon of disability in college students compared with general population. Contrarily to general data, motor disabilities were not common in this population. Nevertheless, as in general population, women were whom presented higher prevalence of disability. Conclusion: Disability in college context is a real situation; prevalence showed that is necessary to establish rapidly strategies to adjust person –environment, promoting changes to transform toward an accessible teaching - learning environment.en_GB
dc.subjectepidemiological profileen_GB
dc.subjectdisabilityen_GB
dc.subjectMexican college studentsen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T10:44:26Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T10:44:26Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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