Disability results from interactions between health conditions and contextual factors, both external-environmental and internal-personal factors. As defined by the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), disability involves dysfunction at one or more of three levels – (a) the body or body part, (b) the whole person, and (c) the whole person within social context – in one or more of three ways: impairments (in body structure or function), activity limitations or difficulties, and restricted participation in multiple life spheres (World Health Organization [WHO], 2002). However, disablement is often considered to occur when people experience mobility difficulties, where mobility refers to the ability to move around one’s home or community.
Mobility is a widely used term with differing meanings depending on...
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Warren, N., Ayton, D., Manderson, L. (2014). Mobility Issues for People with Disabilities. In: Michalos, A.C. (eds) Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5_1826
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