Definition of Rehabilitation

How does CIHRRC define Rehabilitation?

CIHRRC broadly defines rehabilitation as:

“Any services or activities that address or prevent impairments, activity limitations, and social participation restrictions for people living with HIV”

[Worthington C, Myers T, O’Brien K, Nixon S, & Cockerill R. (2005). Rehabilitation and HIV/AIDS: Development of an expanded conceptual framework. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 19, 258-71].

Examples include

  • physical therapy
  • occupational therapy
  • speech-language pathology
  • physiatry (rehabilitation medicine)
  • services provided through community-based organizations