Physical Health of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
Physical health considerations of persons with an intellectual disability are attracting attention within the contexts of human rights, public health, and health promotion. Research has shown that the prevalence of certain conditions and diseases is much higher in adults with an intellectual disability than in the general population. Experts from specific healthcare specialties draw on a strong research base to discuss key physical health considerations for the intellectual disability community. The result is a core resource for practitioners, researchers, students and advocates in this field.
Assessment Processes of Physical Health in Older Adults.
Syndrome Specific Conditions.
Cerebral Palsy and Aging.
Epilepsy and Aging in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities.
Visual Impairment in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities.
Hearing Impairment and Aging.
Endocrinological Issues in Aging and Intellectual Disabilities.
Dentition and Oral Health.
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.
Barriers to Health Care Services
Matthew P. Janicki is Research Associate Professor, Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States of America.
Foreword written by Robert Cooke, M.D., Senior Health Advisor to the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., Foundation and originator of the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development in the United States of America
* Includes chapters on epidemiology and assessment
* Coverage includes sensory functions as well as distinct pathologies
* Engages with health promotion to promote preventative health
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