Departmental Bulletin Paper 重症心身障害児・者の福祉制度利用に関する調査
ジュウショウ シンシン ショウガイジ シャ ノ フクシ セイド リヨウ ニ カンスル チョウサ
A study of the utilization of welfare systems by patients with severe motor and intellectual disabilities and their families

熊崎, 健介  ,  吉岡, 俊樹  ,  玉崎, 章子  ,  前垣, 義弘

66 ( 4-5 )  , pp.81 - 89 , 2015-09-30 , 米子医学会
The number of severe motor and intellectual disability(SMID)patients is increasing; however, the number of welfare systems to ease their families' burden, such as home nursing station and day-care center, are insufficient so far. The purpose of this study was to examine the utilization of welfare systems by SMID patients and their parents and determine the facilities required to live in their home. We interviewed parents of 30 SMID patients who visited our outpatient clinic in the Tottori University Hospital, according to a structured questionnaire. The results showed that the utilization of home nursing, day care, and respite care were low(23.3%, 40.0%, and 33.3%, respectively), whereas the requirement for these services were high. In addition, a regional disparity was observed concerning the utilization of welfare systems. Therefore, there is a need for the establishment and expansion of welfare systems that support daily life of SMID patients and their families at home.

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