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Title: Sociatal stigima and social - economic status of people with physical disabilities in Uganda: a case of Makindye division Kampala city
Authors: Hamdi, Abdikani Shire
Keywords: People with physical disabilities
Sociatal stigima
Makindye Division
Kampala city
Issue Date: Dec-2014
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Abstract: This was a descriptive co- relational study carried out in Makindye, Kampala District. The aim of the study was to assess the community’s stigma and practices towards persons with physical disabilities. To help with this appraisal, a total of 100 non-disabled respondents aged between 10-65 years were interviewed using simple random sampling, was used to decide locations and cluster sampling used for t he households. Almost half of the respondents had relatives, friends with disabilities and three quarter indicated that some intervention (like vocational training and equipping them with special skills) should be availed to persons with disabilities. Three fifihs (3/5) disagreed that there was equalization of opportunities to all members of the society’s; a fact reflected by nearly all of those interviewed stating no special institutions exist in the area to cater for the needs of persons with physical disabilities. It is therefore recommended that further sensitization and mobilization be community to be stepped up to harness the knowledge and attitude they possess so that they can be reflected in their practices
Description: A research report submitted to the college of humanities and social sciences as a requirement in partial fulfillment of the award of a bachelors degree in social work and social administration of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Bachelors Degree in Social Work and Social Administration

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