Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1998 , Vol 1 , Num 2
İstanbul İlinde Özürlülük Oranı ve Özürlülerin Durumu
Hürriyet Yılmaz 1 ,Nur Kesiktaş 2 ,Berna Eren 3 ,Rıfat Köse 3
1 İstanbul Fizik Tedavi ve Rehabilitasyon Eğitim Hastanesi, İstanbul
2 70. Yıl İstanbul Fizik Tedavi ve Rehabilitasyon Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, İstanbul
3 İstanbul İl Sağlık Müdürlüğü, İstanbul

Disabilitiy prevalance and conditions of the disabled in Istanbul. Because of estimation of disability prevalance. The WHO disability, impairment, handicap form was applied to those living in dwellings located in districts randomly selected according to the population density. We investigated causes of disability age education,social status and integration of disabled people disables to the social life. Prevalance of disabilities are aproximately 9,7 % in population. Themajority of the disabled were suffering from chronic internal diseases. The educational and social levels were low among all the disables. Economical problems and rehabilitation requirements were the major problems. The results of our study shows us that we have to give more importance to disamles educational and occupational problems in our country.

Keywords : Disability prevalance, social rehabilitation.