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

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.

Subject terms:
learning disabilities, mobility impairment, surveys, ageing;
Content type:
research
Location(s):
Canada
Link:
Journal home page
ISSN online:
1468-3148
ISSN print:
1360-2322

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