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ERIC Number: EJ873732
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
Mental Ill-Health and Care Pathways in Adults with Intellectual Disability across Different Residential Types
Chaplin, Eddie; Paschos, Dimitrios; O'Hara, Jean; McCarthy, Jane; Holt, Geraldine; Bouras, Nick; Tsakanikos, Elias
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v31 n2 p458-463 Mar-Apr 2010
The aim of this study was to investigate co-morbid psychopathology and clinical characteristics of adults with ID living across different types of residential settings. All participants were first time referrals to specialist services in South-East London who lived either with their family (N = 375) or in supported residence (N = 280) or independently (N = 95). Psychiatric diagnoses were based on ICD 10 criteria following clinical interviews with key informants and patients. Logistic regression analyses showed that personality disorders were more likely to be diagnosed in people who lived independently or in supported residence, while anxiety disorders were more likely in those living with their family. Overall, those who lived in independent residence had higher rates of co-morbid psychopathology. These effects were independent of ID level and age differences. Younger adults were more likely to live with their families while those with higher ID level were about 17 times more likely to live independently. The largest proportion of referrals to outpatients lived in independent residence although there were no significant differences in other care pathways. The findings are discussed in terms of implications for service planning and development. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)