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The prevalence and soverity of physical mobility limitations in older adults with intellectual disabilities

Authors:
CLEVER Shaun, OUELLETTE-KUNTZ Helene, HUNTER Duncan
Journal article citation:
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 22(5), September 2009, pp.477-486.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

A proxy-response telephone survey was conducted to establish the prevalence and severity of mobility limitations among adults with intellectual disabilities, aged 45 years and over, using validated instruments to quantify mobility in a representative population-based sample. Surveys were completed for 128 people in Ontario, Canada. Mobility limitations were common, but the prevalence varied depending on the definition of mobility limitation. The prevalence of limitations was greater among females than males, but no clear age trend was seen.

Journal article

Intellectual disability in Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Author:
AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF HEALTH AND WELFARE (AIHW)
Journal article citation:
Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 32(3), September 2007, pp.222-225.
Publisher:
Informa Healthcare

This article presents data on the prevalence of intellectual disability among Australia's Indigenous population. The primary data source is the 2002 'National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey' conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

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Works for me

Author:
BROAD Mike
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 31.05.07, 2007, pp.28-29.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The author reports on a survey of 451 human resource professionals which looked at their attitudes towards employing people with learning disabilities. Experts in the field also give their reactions to the survey.

Journal article

The life experiences of adults with learning difficulties in England

Authors:
EMERSON Eric, et al
Journal article citation:
Community Connecting, 4, Spring 2006, pp.18-19.
Publisher:
Community Connecting

This article briefly reports on the results of a survey which aimed to find out what life is like for adults with learning difficulties in England. The survey interviewed nearly 3,000 adults with learning difficulties.

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PMLD Network partnership board survey 2004

Author:
FOUNDATION FOR PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES
Publisher:
Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
Publication year:
2004
Pagination:
6p.
Place of publication:
London

The survey found that whilst just over half of the Partnership Boards who replied felt they were taking forward some or all of these actions the majority were interested in receiving help to be inclusive of the needs of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities.

Journal article

Residential provision for people with intellectual disabilities in England, Wales and Scotland

Authors:
EMERSON Eric, HATTON Chris
Journal article citation:
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 11(1), 1998, pp.1-14.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

Describes the nature and extent of residential provision for people with intellectual disabilities in 1991 in England, Scotland and Wales. Data from the OPCS Census suggest that: (1) substantial regional and national variation existed; (2) overall, the level of provision was significantly lower than Department of Health targets for 1991; (3) the majority of people with intellectual disabilities were living in relatively large-scale congregate care settings; (4) the majority of residents were younger and middle-aged adults; (5) young black men were significantly more likely to be placed in residential provision than their peers from other ethnic groups; (6) young Asian men, young Chinese/Other men and young Asian women were significantly less likely to be placed in residential provision than their peers from other ethnic groups; (7) rates of employment and marriage among residents were markedly lower than for the general population. The results are discussed in relation to national policy aims and existing and future demand for residential provision.

Journal article

Community services available to older adults with intellectual disabilities

Authors:
BUYS Laurie, RUSHWORTH Jennifer S.
Journal article citation:
Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 22(1), March 1997, pp.29-37.
Publisher:
Informa Healthcare

As older adults with intellectual disabilities live longer and reside in community-based accommodation, the availability of support programmes and services becomes important to the maintenance of independent living. One hundred and sixty-two community-based organisations in Brisbane, Australia, that assist older adults or people with intellectual disabilities were surveyed regarding the types of programmes offered to older adults with intellectual disabilities. Reports on the services provided by these agencies.

Journal article

Deaths among the intellectually disabled: a retrospective study

Authors:
RAITASUO Jouni, et al
Journal article citation:
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 10(4), 1997, pp.280-288.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

Examines the causes of death of a sample of death sample of people with difficulties in Finland and compares the results to causes of death in the general population. Results found there was less than expected mortality from accidents, diseases of the circulatory system and malignant neoplasms and more than expected mortality from respiratory disease.

Journal article

What do ATCs offer in Wales? A survey of Welsh day services

Authors:
BEYER Stephen, KILSBY Mark, LOWE Kathy
Journal article citation:
Mental Handicap Research, 7(1), 1994, pp.16-40.
Publisher:
BIMH Publications

Reports the findings of a survey of the organisation and activities offered by all adult training centres in Wales, carried out in 1990.

Journal article

Reflecting on change: consumers' views of the impact of the All-Wales strategy

Authors:
TODD Stuart, et al
Journal article citation:
Mental Handicap, 21(4), December 1993, pp.128-136.
Publisher:
British Institute of Mental Handicap

Reports on the views of users of services for people with learning difficulties in Wales living in the community.

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