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Title: Is mental health status affected by chronic diseases in older people with intellectual disability?
Contributor(s): Hussain, R (author); Wark, Stuart  (author)orcid ; Janicki, M (author); Parmenter, T (author); Knox, M (author)
Publication Date: 2018
DOI: 10.1111/jar.12485
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Abstract: Background: Authors explore the impact of certain chronic diseases/disorders which are linked with poor mental health amongst older people with intellectual disability (PwID). Method: Cross-sectional face-to-face survey of 392 adults aged > 60 years living in community settings in urban and rural regions of Australia. Mental health composite score (MCS) was derived from MoS-SF12, a QoL instrument with high internal and external validity. Results: Mean age was 65.2 years (SD 4.4); males = 62.7%. MCS values were close to population norm (X = 50.4, SD 9.9) but showed a wide range (18.1-70.8) indicating very poor mental health for some study respondents. MSC values did not differ significantly between urban and rural residents. Prevalence of chronic diseases/disorders was: arthritis (40.4%), diabetes (25.6%), asthma (16.1%), coronary disease (14.8%), chronic pain (26.9%), sleep disturbance (22.3%), and falls (29.2%). MCS values were significantly lower for chronic pain, sleep, and falls; whereas, mean MCS was lower for coronary disease and hearing loss, but not statistically significant. Respondents with multiple co-morbidity had lower MCS. Conclusion: Primary care management of chronic diseases/disorders for older PwID is important. The clustering of certain chronic conditions calls for health promotion strategies to improve mental health of older PwID.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: Fifth International IASSIDD Europe Congress, Athens, Greece, 17th - 20th July, 2018
Conference Details: Fifth International IASSIDD Europe Congress, Athens, Greece, 17th - 20th July, 2018
Grant Details: ARC/LP130100168
Source of Publication: Abstracts of the Fifth International IASSIDD Europe Congress, p. 553-553
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1468-3148
Field of Research (FOR): 111702 Aged Health Care
111717 Primary Health Care
111703 Care for Disabled
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 920502 Health Related to Ageing
920403 Disability and Functional Capacity
920206 Health Inequalities
HERDC Category Description: E3 Extract of Scholarly Conference Publication
Series Name: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
Series Number : Volume 31, Issue 4
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