The United States and Mexico: Creating Partnerships in Rehabilitation

Catherine A. Marshall, George Gotto, Patricia Vásquez Martínez, Heidi Legg Burross, Les McAllan, Lourdes García Juárez, Pedro Flors Rey

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Objective: To document the needs and resources of indigenous people with disabilities. Study Design: An analysis of 5 descriptive studies. Setting: Oaxaca City and various rural and remote areas of Oaxaca, Mexico. Research Participants: Individuals with disabilities and their families, both urban and rural, representing a wide age span. Main Outcome Measures: Interview protocols developed through participatory research procedures involving persons with disabilities. Results: Across populations, the need for centers of education, training, and support was identified; however, medical intervention was the primary need. Conclusions: The Vecinos project demonstrates the successes of cooperative research efforts between university-based researchers and grassroots leaders with disabilities, with implications for change in public policy and practice to accommodate indigenous people with disabilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-20
Number of pages7
JournalRehabilitation Psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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