Enhancing Community Resilience: An Integrated Home-based Psychological Intervention for Individuals Living with Physical Disabilities





Community Functioning, Integrated Healthcare, Psychosocial Disability


Individuals living with physical disabilities more likely develop psychological problems and less able to seek appropriate care for their issues as compared with the individuals living without disability. This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of an integrated home-based psychological intervention in managing psychological problems among individuals living with disabilities. For the purpose, a total of 60 participants were enrolled from the Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) program at Aid to Leprosy Patients (ALP) in Rawalpindi Pakistan between November 2021 and July 2022. These participants received comprehensive rehabilitation services alongside a structured psychological intervention. The duration of the study was 5 months including the follow up sessions. Significant improvements observed from pre-treatment to post-treatment. The main effect for psychosocial disabilities was (F = 116.93, p<.001), emotional problems (F = 116.93, p<.001), Depression (F = 117.30, p<.001), Anxiety (F = 150.02, p<.001) and Stress (F = 93.36, p<.001). The integrated home-based psychological intervention served as an effective rehabilitation approach for individuals with physical disabilities, particularly those previously unable to reintegrate into community life.


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How to Cite

Hussain, B., & Khalily, M. T. (2024). Enhancing Community Resilience: An Integrated Home-based Psychological Intervention for Individuals Living with Physical Disabilities. Journal of Professional & Applied Psychology, 5(1), 24–33. https://doi.org/10.52053/jpap.v5i1.256