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Title: Perceived health and wellbeing among community-dwelling older Australians with intellectual disability: A comparison with age peers
Contributor(s): Wark, Stuart  (author)orcid ; Hussain, Rafat  (author); Janicki, Matthew P  (author); Knox, Marie  (author); Parmenter, Trevor  (author)
Publication Date: 2023
Early Online Version: 2022-05
DOI: 10.1177/17446295221100040
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Data specifically comparing outcomes for people with and without intellectual disability is limited. This paper reports perceived health and wellbeing of older Australians resident in metropolitan and rural locations in New South Wales and Queensland. Respondents were community-residing individuals with intellectual disability and mainstream age peers [age ≥ 60]. Measures included SF12; Cummings well-being scales; DSSI; Adverse Life Events; and financial hardship status. The sample was composed of 391 adults with intellectual disability and 920 age peers. Adults with intellectual disability were significantly more likely to note adverse life events, worse mental health, and lower levels of social support, but reported higher mean wellbeing scores and had higher scores for physical health. Results indicated higher likelihood of adults with intellectual disability reporting comparative disadvantage across multiple key areas when compared to age peers.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Grant Details: ARC/LP 103100168
Source of Publication: Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 27(3), p. 777-793
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1744-6309
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 420318 People with disability
420305 Health and community services
420321 Rural and remote health services
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 230101 Ability and disability
200508 Rural and remote area health
200502 Health related to ageing
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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