ERIC Number: EJ843663
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Healthy Persons with Intellectual Disabilities in an Inclusive Society
van Schrojenstein Lantman-de Valk, H. M. J.
Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, v6 n2 p77-80 Jun 2009
Persons with intellectual disabilities (ID) have twice as many health problems than the general public. The author discusses evidence-based research on prevalence and best treatment of primary and secondary health problems in persons with ID. Citing the pan-European Pomona project, European data were collected on training for health professionals regarding health of persons with ID. International cooperation in research and transport of expertise through exchange of students and professionals in this field are recommended.
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Health Personnel, International Cooperation, Physical Health, Incidence, Foreign Countries, Professional Education, Health Needs, Access to Health Care
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