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

11/10/2019

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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Fall risk factors for older people with intellectual disabilities

15/11/2013

Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities, 2013, Vol 4 no 11 p. 3754-3765

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Date of publication: November 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: There is extensive research on the general population in terms of risk factors for falling, but there is little information available about risk factors for older people with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities. This study found a complex variety of factors associated with risk of falls in people with ID, and further research is recommended for the development of multifactorial screening processes.

Length of publication: 11 pages

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Falls prevention in persons with intellectual disabilities

19/08/2013

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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