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Using stroke to explore the Life Thread Model : an alternative approach to understanding rehabilitation following an acquired disability.

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Using stroke to explore the Life Thread Model : an alternative approach to understanding rehabilitation following an acquired disability. / Ellis-Hill, Caroline; Payne, Sheila; Ward, Christopher.

In: Disability and Rehabilitation, Vol. 30, No. 2, 2008, p. 150-159.

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Ellis-Hill, Caroline ; Payne, Sheila ; Ward, Christopher. / Using stroke to explore the Life Thread Model : an alternative approach to understanding rehabilitation following an acquired disability. In: Disability and Rehabilitation. 2008 ; Vol. 30, No. 2. pp. 150-159.

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