Chronic Disease and Disability

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Chronic Disease and Disability

SKU# 9780939957460

A Contemporary Rehabilitation Approach to the Practice of Medicine

Author: Ross Hays MD, George Kraft , Walter Stolov


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"Over 10% of the population of the United States is disabled from chronic disease, the vast majority as the result of disorders of the cardiovascular, neuromuscular and musculoskeletal systems. This introduction to the management of chronic illness is based on a course given at the University of Washington School of Medicine. It examines the factors related to evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of these patients and is essential reading for all medical students and rehabilitation professionals."

Product Details 

  • Publication Date September 01, 1994
  • Page Count 279
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780939957460

Table of Contents 

"Principles in the Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Disease and Disability; History and Physical Examination Chronic Disease; Treatment Strategies in Chronic Disease; The Spectrum of Physical Treatment; Electromyography, Nerve Conduction Studies, and Somatosensory Evoked Potentials in the Evaluation of Motor Unit and CNS Diseases; The Team Approach to Rehabilitation; Management Problems of Disabling Diseases; Disuse Syndrome: Recognition and Prevention; Mobility; Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel; Sexuality and Physical Disability; Common Disabilities Requiring Chronic Care; Stroke Syndromes; Head Injury; Spinal Cord Injury; Low Back Pain; Chronic Pain: A Behavioral Perspective; Progressive Neuromuscular Disorders; Rheumatic Disorders; Amputations; The Rehabilitation of Children and the Elderly; Principles of Pediatric Rehabilitation; Principles of Geriatric Rehabilitation; Psychosocial and Vocational Aspects of Disability; Psychological Adjustment to Disability; Social Support and Community Resources; Vocational Aspects of Rehabilitation."

Editorial Review(s) 

"...especially useful for medical students, as well as for those who practice medicine in an acute care context and need an introductory reference to the more common disabling conditions." -- American Rehabilitation