Инвалидност, социални контакти и удовлетвореност

English title: Disability, Social Contacts, Satisfaction

Author(s): Kaloyan Haralampiev -

Language: Bulgarian

Type: Book chapter

Year: 2010


The purpose of this paper is to study the relationship between disability as a factor and attitudes towards various aspects of everyday life as a result. Question (C16) "Hampered in daily activities by illness/disability/infirmary/mental problem?" could be used as an indicator of disability. The analysis was conducted in three directions: (1) attitudes towards life, towards other people and social closure; (2) attitude towards the healthcare system and (3) abilities of the disabled themselves to provide resources for existence. The used method is Classification Tree. Disabled in Bulgaria support the claim that health care for the sick people are government responsibility. A small part of the disabled feel discriminated against because of their disability – between one and six percent, depending on the degree of disability. Disability and subjective general health are rather complementary features than interchangeable. The main socio-demographic characteristic, which differ disabled and non-disabled people, is age. The remaining differences are determined by the differences by age. The structure of the article is the following: 13.1. Ways of measuring invalidity 13.2. Hypotheses and indicators 13.2.1. Attitudes to life, other people, and social closure 13.2.2. Attitude towards the healthcare system 13.2.3. Capacities of invalids 13.2.4. The feeling of being discriminated 13.2.5. Socio-demographic characteristics 13.2.6. Subjective general health 13.3. The method of "classification tree" 13.4. Results 13.5. Conclusions

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To page no: 302

Anthology: Wellbeing and Trust: Bulgaria in Europe?