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Disability: key references and evidence


Note: this is not, and is not intended to be, a comprehensive set of references. More detailed lists of relevant publications are included in some of the works cited below.

Albrecht et al (Eds). Handbook of disability studies. California: Sage Publications, 2001.

Davidson S. Indicators of Disability: A report for Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics (400KB). Edinburgh: NHS Health Scotland, 2003.

Department for Work & Pensions and Office for Disability Issues. Official Statistics - Disability facts and figures. [Online]. Published January 2014 [accessed 1/6/16].

Disability Rights Commission. Disability in Scotland 2004: Key facts and figures (100KB). Stratford-Upon-Avon: Disability Rights Commission, 2005.

Iezzoni L. Using administrative data to study persons with disabilities. Milbank Quarterly 2002;80(2):347-380.

NHS Health Scotland. Health needs assessment report - Summary: People with learning disabilities In Scotland. Edinburgh: NHS Health Scotland, 2004.

Riddell S, Banks P. Disability in Scotland: A Baseline Study (383Kb). Glasgow: Strathclyde Centre for Disability Research, University of Glasgow, 2001.

Riddell S, Tinklin T, Banks P. Disability and employment in Scotland: a review of the evidence base. Edinburgh: Scottish Executive, 2005.

Scottish Executive. Making progress: annual equality report, 2003. Edinburgh: Scottish Executive, 2003.

Scottish Executive. The same as you? A review of services for people with learning disabilities. Edinburgh: Scottish Executive, 2000.

Scottish Executive. Social Focus on Disability, 2004. Edinburgh: Scottish Executive, 2004.

Scottish Government. Registered Blind and Partially Sighted Persons, Scotland . Edinburgh: Scottish Government.

Scottish Government. Equality Outcomes: Disability Evidence ReviewEdinburgh: Scottish Government, 2013.

Watson S, Roulstone A, Thomas C. Routledge Handbook of Disability Studies. Routledge, 2012.

Effectiveness evidence

ScotPHO's purpose is to describe the pattern of health across the Scottish population. As a supplementary service to users, we include the following links to external sources of quality-assured evidence on effectiveness of interventions which may include relevant material for this topic. These links are provided as an aid to users. They are by no means exhaustive nor should they be necessarily viewed as authoritative.

NHS Health Scotland: Scottish briefings on NICE public health guidance

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination

Cochrane Library: Browse by topic

EPPI-Centre: Evidence library

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Evidence services: Evidence search

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidance: Find guidance

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)

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