Incidence and associated risk factors for falls in adults with intellectual disability


Source: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research

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Date of publication: 09 September 2019

 Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: People with intellectual disability (ID) experience age‐related changes earlier in life, and as such, falls among people with ID are of serious concern. Falls can cause injury and consequently reduce quality of life. Limited studies have investigated the incidence of falls among people with ID and the associated risk factors. The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence of falls and risk factors for falling in people with ID living in the community.

 Length of publication: 12 pages

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