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Are people with intellectual disabilities represented in European Public Health Surveys?

Linehan, Christine, Walsh, P. N., Van Schrojenstein Lantman-de Valk, H. M. J., Kerr, Michael Patrick and Dawson, Frances 2009. Are people with intellectual disabilities represented in European Public Health Surveys? Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities 22 (5) , pp. 409-420. 10.1111/j.1468-3148.2009.00521.x

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Abstract

Background Evidence suggests that people with intellectual disabilities experience secondary health conditions and report inequities in health status and access to health systems. Reliable information is essential to identify health disparities. A review of health interview and health examination surveys conducted in 17 European countries was undertaken to determine whether people with intellectual disabilities were represented. Method Using the online HIS HES database, 123 health surveys were scrutinized to determine whether they contained questions relevant to the Pomona 18 indicator set, and whether data could be extracted specifically on behalf of respondents with intellectual disabilities. Results Findings reveal that while items relating to 16 of the Pomona 18 health indicators were found in 123 of the surveys scrutinized, only nine surveys were identified as having potential to extract data on respondents with intellectual disabilities. Conclusion These findings have implications for those charged with the collection of comparable information about population health.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: health monitoring, health surveys, intellectual disabilities, mental retardation
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 1360-2322
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:48
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/27142

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