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ERIC Number: EJ1205336
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
Health Problems of People with Intellectual Disabilities in Dutch Out-of-Hours Primary Care
Heutmekers, Marloes; Naaldenberg, Jenneken; Verheggen, Sabine A.; Assendelft, Willem J. J.; Schrojenstein Lantman-de Valk, Henny M. J.; Tobi, Hilde; Leusink, Geraline L.
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v32 n2 p475-481 Mar 2019
Background Little is known about the health needs of people with intellectual disabilities who access out-of-hours primary care services, raising concerns about accessibility and quality of care for this group. This study aims to identify commonly presented health problems of people with intellectual disabilities in this specific setting compared with the general population. Method Cross-sectional study with routine data at two out-of-hours cooperatives with a total of 41,166 persons aged 20-65 requesting out-of-hours primary care in 2014, of which 315 persons were identified as having an intellectual disability. Results Having an intellectual disability was associated with a higher probability of presenting with epilepsy (OR 45.65) and concerns about, and adverse effects of, medical treatment (OR 23.37, and 8.41, respectively). Conclusions Given the high rates of epilepsy and medication-related concerns of people with intellectual disabilities, this study suggests that these issues require special attention to improve the accessibility and quality of out-of-hours primary care.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands