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Abstract

Hygiene is commonly defined as the action taken to preserve and maintain health. Due to the vulnerability to infection of people with profound retardation and multiple impairments, it is imperative that a regime of good hygiene is implemented and maintained to reduce the risk of infection for these people. This is best achieved by adopting an holistic approach to their care in which the person with mental retardation is cared for totally in order to enhance their quality of life.

Keywords

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Mental Retardation Pressure Sore Oral Care Rubella Virus 
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  • J. A. Charlett

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