Falls prevention in persons with intellectual disabilities

Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities, 2013, 34(9) p. 2788-2798

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Date of publication: Sep 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: People with intellectual disabilities fall more often than the general populace, but there is no targeted screening for them. This study aimed to develop, implement and evaluate a falls clinic for this group of people. It showed that more time and attention for multifactorial and multidisciplinary treatment of people with intellectual disabilities is necessary, and implementation on a larger scale would enable investigation of the effectiveness of the clinic on this population.

Length of publication: 10 pages

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