What effect does transition have on health and well-being in young people with intellectual disabilities? A systematic review

Young-Southward, G., Philo, C. and Cooper, S.-A. (2017) What effect does transition have on health and well-being in young people with intellectual disabilities? A systematic review. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 30(5), pp. 805-823. (doi:10.1111/jar.12286) (PMID:27554952)

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Abstract

Background: Transition to adulthood might be a risk period for poor health in people with intellectual disabilities. However, we could find no synthesis of evidence on health and wellbeing outcomes during transition in this population. This review aimed to answer this question. Method: PRISMA/MOOSE guidelines were followed. Search terms were defined, electronic searches of six databases were conducted, reference lists and key journals were reviewed and grey literature was searched. Papers were selected based on clear inclusion criteria. Data was extracted from the selected papers, and their quality was systematically reviewed. The review was prospectively registered on PROSPERO: CRD42015016905. Results: 15,985 articles were extracted; of these 17 met the inclusion criteria. The results of these articles were mixed but suggested the presence of some health and wellbeing issues in this population during transition to adulthood, including obesity and sexual health issues. Conclusion: This review reveals a gap in the literature on transition and health, and points to the need for future work in this area.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Research is funded through an NHS GG&C Scholarship.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Young-Southward, Ms Genevieve and Cooper, Professor Sally-Ann and Philo, Professor Christopher
Authors: Young-Southward, G., Philo, C., and Cooper, S.-A.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Journal Name:Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
ISSN:1360-2322
ISSN (Online):1468-3148
Published Online:24 August 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
First Published:First published in Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities 30(5):805-823
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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