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ERIC Number: EJ873761
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
Down Syndrome Health Screening--The Fife Model
Jones, Jill; Hathaway, Dorothy; Gilhooley, Mary; Leech, Amanda; MacLeod, Susan
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v38 n1 p5-9 Mar 2010
People with Down syndrome have a greater risk of developing a range of health problems, including cardiac problems, thyroid disorders, sensory impairments, reduced muscle tone (hypotonia) and Alzheimer's disease. Despite this increased risk, regular screening is not typically offered to individuals with Down syndrome. A multidisciplinary health screening clinic was set up by a Community Learning Disability Team in Fife to offer regular health screening to people with Down syndrome. The format of the clinic, outcomes after 18 months and future service developments are discussed. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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