The qualitative research described in this paper was focused on deafblind women, in order to reveal their own perspective on the status of deafblind women in Croatia. Without understanding of their real needs, interests and rights, the development of aproppriate support services is impossible, which was another motive to start this research.
The studies presented in this thesis were performed at the Department of Ophthalmology
and the Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine (EMGO Institute) of the VU
University Medical Centre, the Netherlands. The EMGO Institute participates in the
Netherlands School of Primary Care Research (CaRe) which was re-acknowledged in 2000
by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)