Asian Journal of Human Services
Online ISSN : 2188-059X
Print ISSN : 2186-3350
ISSN-L : 2186-3350
Classification of the Physical Disabilities and Actual Conditions of Visceral Impairment in Japan
Masahiro KOHZUKI
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2014 Volume 6 Pages 125-137


In this study, among the aspects of physical disabilities, the actual condition of visceral impairment that lies therein will be explored. Visceral impairment is divided into cardiac disorder, renal disorder, respiratory disorder, bladder or rectal disorder, small-intestine disorder, immunological disorder by HIV, and hepatic disorder.Most of the persons with visceral impairment seem to be able to perform ADL by themselves and seem not to have any problem on the surface. It is important for persons with visceral impairment to actively perform ADL not only so that they can retain the ability to perform ADL and prevent the recurrence of diseases but also so that they can inhibit the aggravation of arteriosclerotic diseases.The number of persons with visceral impairment will increase if the number of persons who do not satisfy the statutory criteria even though they have visceral impairment clinically will be added to the number. Also, the number of persons with visceral impairment is expected to increase due to the advent of a super-aged society. As such, visceral impairment is a significant area that rehabilitation-related professionals have to become knowledgeable about among the parts of rehabilitation medicine.

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