Social and Economic Determinants of Rehabilitation Strategies

  • Tolani Asuni


The term rehabilitation presumes the loss of skill and efficiency. This may be due to “disuse atrophy” phenomenon occasioned by the lack of use of skillas a result of long illness with or without hospitalization. It may also be due to the nature of the illness. There is some evidence that patients who have been hospitalized for a long time require more time for rehabilitation than those who have been ill for an equal length of time but not hospitalized for as long — or not hospitalized at all.


Psychiatric Hospital Traditional Healer Unemployment Benefit Social Defence Wage Earner 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tolani Asuni
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  1. 1.United Nations Social Defence Research InstituteRomeItaly

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