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A study by Dong-A University Hospital 동아대학병원 found that the disabled persons in the Busan 부산 area had a significantly lower life satisfaction during the pandemic: 31 out of 100, compared to 44.4 out of 100 among the non-disabled.
Social distancing measures significantly impacted the livelihood of the disabled population, as outdoor activities became more difficult. Hospital visits also became more difficult because of the fear of cross-infection.
Among the disabled who received home care, 11.7% said home care was interrupted during the pandemic.