Appropriateness and Consciousness in Community Based Rehabilitation through Participatory Action Research

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Tavee Cheausuwantavee


Thailand, community-based rehabilitation, consciousness


Community-based rehabilitation (CBR) in Phuttamonthon District, Nakhonpathom Province, one of the metropolitan areas located in central Thailand, was examined in terms of factors influencing existence of CBR and movement of CBR participants through Participatory Action Research (PAR). The results showed some factors and consciousness or intentionality within the CBR phenomena, which could effect the sustainability of CBR. Thus, WHO’s concept of CBR may be redefined: CBR is not only a static strategy but also dynamic consciousness within a community.


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