A framework for evaluating community-based rehabilitation programmes in Chinese communities

Yin Han Eva CHUNG, Tanya L. PACKER, Matthew YAU

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Purpose. The primary aim of this study was to develop an evaluation framework that could effectively describe the quality of community-based rehabilitation (CBR) practice in Chinese communities.
Method. This study adopted a case study approach to build and validate a CBR evaluation framework. Core elements of CBR programmes were defined from the literature to form an Initial Framework. Domains and elements of the Initial Framework were then verified with examples of CBR programmes cited in published articles. The revised framework was then further tested for relevance and appropriateness in the real life context through testing in five Chinese CBR programmes.
Results. A final framework for evaluating CBR programmes was developed. It consists of 5 domains, 25 categorised core elements and 72 indicators.
Conclusion. A comprehensive CBR evaluation framework was built and initially verified with domains, elements and indicators, and is ready for use in Chinese CBR settings. Copyright © 2010 Informa UK, Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1668-1682
JournalDisability and Rehabilitation
Issue number17-18
Publication statusPublished - 2011



Chung, E. Y.-H., Packer, T. L., & Yau, M. (2011). A framework for evaluating community-based rehabilitation programmes in Chinese communities. Disability and rehabilitation, 33(17-18), 1668-1682. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2010.541545


  • Community-based rehabilitation
  • China
  • Evaluation