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When walking fails : mobility problems of adults with chronic conditions

Author: Lisa I Iezzoni
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press ; New York : Millbank Memorial Fund, ©2003.
Series: California/Milbank books on health and the public, 8.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Roughly one in ten adult Americans find their walking slowed by progressive chronic conditions like arthritis, back problems, heart and lung diseases, and diabetes. In this passionate and deeply informed book, Lisa I. Iezzoni describes the personal experiences of and societal responses to adults whose mobility makes it difficult for them to live as they wish--partly because of physical and emotional conditions and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Iezzoni, Lisa I.
When walking fails.
Berkeley : University of California Press ; New York : Millbank Memorial Fund, ©2003
(DLC) 2002152225
(OCoLC)50858949
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa I Iezzoni
ISBN: 9780520937123 0520937120 0585467854 9780585467856 0520238192 9780520238190 159875002X 9781598750027
OCLC Number: 53002464
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 355 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Mobility limits --
Who has mobility difficulties --
Sensations of walking --
Society's views of walking --
How people feel about their difficulty walking --
At home: with family and friends --
Outside home: at work and in communities --
People talking to their physicians --
Physicians talking to their patients --
Physical and occupational therapy and other approaches --
Ambulation aids --
Wheeled mobility --
Who will pay? --
What will be paid for? --
Final thoughts.
Series Title: California/Milbank books on health and the public, 8.
Other Titles: Mobility problems of adults with chronic conditions
Responsibility: Lisa I. Iezzoni.

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Roughly one in ten adult Americans find their walking slowed by progressive chronic conditions like arthritis, back problems, heart and lung diseases, and diabetes. In this passionate and deeply informed book, Lisa I. Iezzoni describes the personal experiences of and societal responses to adults whose mobility makes it difficult for them to live as they wish--partly because of physical and emotional conditions and partly because of persisting societal and environmental barriers.

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