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Title: Patterns of co-morbidity in older people with intellectual disabilities
Contributor(s): Hussain, Rafat  (author); Janicki, Matthew  (author); Wark, Stuart  (author)orcid ; Kingstone, Martin (author)
Publication Date: 2016
DOI: 10.1111/jir.12305
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Abstract: Aim: This paper reports on an ongoing large-scale Australian study with concurrent comparative assessment of prevalence of various co-morbid health conditions in older people with and without intellectual disabilities (ID). Method: Information was elicited using a structured survey form with multimodal methods of delivery across the two population groups of interest. Study sites included metropolitan and rural regions in New South Wales, Australia. Results: Older people with ID were more likely to have select functional and physical impairments (e.g., depression [28% vs 19%] and falls [37% vs 16%]), but both minimal and notable differences among select age-related diseases or health conditions (e.g., equal rates among cardiovascular disorders and greater rates of arthritis [63.1% vs 47%]). Conclusions: It is important to understand differentials in patterns of co-morbidity by biological and systemic issues as well as ascertain variations in access to health services and other social equity issues in tracking functional and health comorbidities among adults with ID.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: IASSIDD 2016: 15th World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Melbourne, Australia, 15th - 19th August, 2016
Grant Details: ARC/LP130100168
Source of Publication: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 60(7-8), p. 685-685
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 0964-2633
Field of Research (FOR): 111706 Epidemiology
111703 Care for Disabled
111702 Aged Health Care
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 920206 Health Inequalities
920403 Disability and Functional Capacity
920502 Health Related to Ageing
HERDC Category Description: E3 Extract of Scholarly Conference Publication
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