Effects of health screening for adults with intellectual disability: a pooled analysis

Lennox, N., Ware, R., Bain, C., Gomez, M.T. and Cooper, S.-A. (2011) Effects of health screening for adults with intellectual disability: a pooled analysis. British Journal of General Practice, 61(584), pp. 193-19. (doi:10.3399/bjgp11X561186)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3399/bjgp11X561186

Abstract

Health screening has been shown to have beneficial effects on health outcomes in adults with intellectual disability. However, the nature of the population, which makes it difficult to recruit, has meant past studies have been relatively small and effect estimates unstable. This study conducted a pooled analysis of two randomised trials and one cohort study, containing a total of 795 participants. Use of a simple, low-cost screening tool produced substantial increases in health-promotion and disease-prevention activity, when compared with usual care

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cooper, Professor Sally-Ann
Authors: Lennox, N., Ware, R., Bain, C., Gomez, M.T., and Cooper, S.-A.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
Journal Name:British Journal of General Practice
Publisher:Royal College of General Practitioners
ISSN:0960-1643
ISSN (Online):1478-5242

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