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Term: Handicap

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2006-01-25


Relates to physical dependence and mobility limitations in performing Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL). This definition covers only those in need of assistance, and not an indication of the adequacy/inadequacy of the assistance received.

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Manitoba Centre for Health Policy
Community Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine,
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences,
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University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3P5 Canada