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Sawhney, Indermeet; Zia, Asif; Yazdi, Bahar; Shankar, Rohit – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: People with epilepsy (PWE) have a higher fracture risk than nonepilepsy populations. Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) cause bone loss. Limited physical activity and poor dietary intake increase fracture risk in PWE. People with an intellectual disability have higher prevalence of epilepsy, likely to be on multiple AEDs, with poorer response,…
Descriptors: Epilepsy, Intellectual Disability, At Risk Persons, Drug Therapy
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Conder, Jennifer Ann; Mirfin-Veitch, Brigit Frances – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Within Aotearoa New Zealand (ANZ), disability policy is directed at increasing choices for disabled people. However, funding to individuals remains insufficient to address wider social inequities that exist. While people with learning disability enjoy the freedom of living independently, they can be at risk of poor health outcomes and…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Foreign Countries, Independent Living, Money Management
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Mengoni, Silvana E.; Redman, Sandra – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Children with Down syndrome have an increased risk of serious health conditions, particularly in early childhood. Published guidelines promote the identification and monitoring of health issues and adherence could reduce health inequalities, yet there is limited research about the extent to which health monitoring occurs as…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Young Children, At Risk Persons, Child Health
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Giles, Karen; Ling, Jonathan; Gordon, Isabel – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: People with learning disabilities have an increased risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and hearing loss. This study explored service users' and health professionals' perspectives and experiences of adopting minimally invasive diagnostic and screening devices, known as point-of-care testing (POCT) as a means of improving access…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Screening Tests, Prevention, Semi Structured Interviews
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Hart, Sarah M.; Pascucci, Mikayla; Sood, Sheetal; Barrett, Emily M. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
(1.1) Background: Research assent is a term used with those deemed vulnerable, for whom modifications and additional considerations are required when requesting their voluntary agreement to participate in research. (1.2) Methods: The authors' research experiences and inclusive research principles were integrated with a review of literature on…
Descriptors: Informed Consent, Severe Intellectual Disability, Sampling, Research Methodology
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Walton, Catherine; Isaac, Andrew; Kerr, Mike – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Vitamin D deficiency can increase the risk of bone disease, muscle weakness and fractures. The aim of this systematic review is to assess for the prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency in people with learning disability. Method: The "Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses" checklist was followed where…
Descriptors: Incidence, Nutrition, Learning Disabilities, At Risk Persons
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Egan, Caroline; Dalton, Caroline Teresa – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: People with intellectual disabilities are experiencing increased longevity, and in parallel, their family caregivers are also ageing. The literature identifies that these caregivers are at risk of burden. The aim of this study was to measure the level of caregiver burden among older carers of adults with intellectual disabilities in an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Adults, Intellectual Disability
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Sawhney, Indermeet; Zia, Asif; Adams, Danielle; Gates, Bob – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: It is well established that valproate, and its valproic acid, sodium valproate, and valproate semisodium forms is a highly teratogenic drug and evidence suggests that use in pregnancy leads to physical birth defects in 10% of children born compared with a background rate of 2% to 3%. Congenital malformations associated with valproate…
Descriptors: Females, Intellectual Disability, At Risk Persons, Pregnancy
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Russell, Rachel; Chester, Verity; Watson, James; Nyakunuwa, Canisius; Child, Lucy; McDermott, Mary; Drake, Sharon; Alexander, Regi T. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: Inpatient mental health settings have been described as "obesogenic," due to factors including psychotropic medication, high-calorie food provision, restricted physical activity and sedentary lifestyles. No research has investigated the prevalence of obesity among forensic inpatients with learning disability, despite this…
Descriptors: Incidence, Obesity, Learning Disabilities, Body Weight
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Erickson, Steven R.; Juncaj, Sophia; Buckley, Charlotte – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: People who have an intellectual or developmental disability (IDD) and asthma are at greater risk of poor health outcomes. They often require assistance from caregivers when managing their medicines. The objective of this pilot study was to assess the level of understanding of asthma self-management concepts of family caregivers who…
Descriptors: Diseases, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, At Risk Persons
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Chiner, Esther; Gómez-Puerta, Marcos; Cardona-Moltó, María Cristina – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: Internet offers opportunities to people with intellectual disabilities, but it also involves some risks. The aim of this study was to explore these issues considering caregivers and people with intellectual disabilities' perspectives. Materials and Methods: A descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted. The sample consisted of 77…
Descriptors: Internet, Intellectual Disability, Caregivers, Attitude Measures
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Chadwick, Darren D.; Quinn, Sally; Fullwood, Chris – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: Information and communication technologies, with the Internet at the forefront, have the potential to enhance the knowledge, service, employment, development and social interactional opportunities available to people with intellectual disabilities. Despite this, people with intellectual disabilities are not accessing the Internet to…
Descriptors: Internet, Intellectual Disability, Assistive Technology, Attitude Measures
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Flood, Bernadette; Henman, Martin C. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
People with intellectual disabilities may be "invisible" to pharmacists. They are a complex group of patients many of whom have diabetes. Pharmacists may have little experience of the challenges faced by this high risk group of patients who may be prescribed high risk medications. This case report details information supplied by Pat, a…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Mental Retardation, Disabilities, Pharmacy
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Bauer, Annette; Wistow, Gerald; Dixon, Josie; Knapp, Martin – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
Advocacy can help service users both to understand their rights and choices and also to support them in resolving issues of great significance to their lives. We investigated some of the costs and outcomes of advocacy provided to parents with learning disabilities at risk of having their children taken into care. Through two workshops and a…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Mental Retardation, Intervention, Parents with Disabilities
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Heslop, Pauline; Marriott, Anna – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
The Confidential Inquiry into premature deaths of people with learning disabilities (CIPOLD) was commissioned by the Department of Health in England in 2010 to investigate the avoidable or premature deaths of people with learning disabilities through retrospective reviews of deaths. Both the process of conducting CIPOLD and the findings of the…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Death, Foreign Countries, Social Science Research
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