Facilitators and Barriers to the Rehabilitation Workforce Capacity Building in Low- to Middle-Income Countries

Amaramalar Selvi Naicker, Ohnmar Htwe, Abena Yeboaa Tannor, Wouter De Groote, Brenda Saria Yuliawiratman, Amaramalar Selvi Naicker

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Abstract

An increase in population and chronic conditions leading to disability require increasing emphasis on rehabilitation and health intervention. Poorer countries do not usually have the rehabilitation workforce needed to promote societal inclusion and participation. The roles of the rehabilitation workforce were often not clearly defined, leading to task shifting among rehabilitation professionals. Barriers to capacity building were poor availability of human resources and insufficient training program/supports for their professional development. Facilitators were local government support and international non-governmental organizations collaboration. Recommendations for capacity building effort are for collaboration with the developed nations to encourage funding, training, education, and sharing of resources.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Jan 2019

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Capacity Building
Rehabilitation
Education
Training Support
Local Government
Developed Countries
Organizations
Health
Population

Keywords

  • Barriers
  • Capacity building
  • Facilitators
  • Low middle income
  • Rehabilitation
  • Various

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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Facilitators and Barriers to the Rehabilitation Workforce Capacity Building in Low- to Middle-Income Countries. / Naicker, Amaramalar Selvi; Htwe, Ohnmar; Tannor, Abena Yeboaa; De Groote, Wouter; Yuliawiratman, Brenda Saria; Selvi Naicker, Amaramalar.

In: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, 01.01.2019.

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