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ERIC Number: EJ943320
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1944-7515
Secondary Conditions in People with Developmental Disability
Koritsas, Stella; Iacono, Teresa
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v116 n1 p36-47 Jan 2011
The authors investigated secondary conditions in people with developmental disabilities in terms of (a) the average number of conditions experienced and overall health and independence, (b) their degree and nature, and (c) gender differences. Information was obtained by a questionnaire completed by the caregivers for 659 people with developmental disabilities. Participants experienced an average of 11.3 secondary conditions. Secondary conditions causing significant limitations were reading difficulties, communication, physical fitness-conditioning, personal hygiene-appearance, weight, dental and oral hygiene, and memory problems. Some gender differences emerged in overall health scores and limitations due to secondary conditions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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