This article is part of a research project financed by the European Commission to assess disability and its psycho-social, economic, and epidemiological impact on families among adults in the West Bank (Occupied Territories) and in Lebanon. The research is co-ordinated by the Department of Community Medicine, University of Cambridge, UK. Partners in this project also include the Institut National d'Etudes Demographique in Paris, France, the Department olHealth Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and Aid to the Aged (ATTA) in East Jerusalem, Occupied Territories.
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