Physical Health of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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This book is the second in a series with the InternationalAssociation for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities(Series Editor: Matthew P. Janicki). These publications aredesigned to address the issues of health, adult development andaging among persons with intellectual disabilities.
Physical health considerations of persons with an intellectualdisability are attracting attention within the contexts of humanrights, public health, and health promotion. Research has shownthat the prevalence of certain conditions and diseases is muchhigher in adults with an intellectual disability than in thegeneral population. Experts from specific healthcare specialtiesdraw on a strong research base to discuss key physical healthconsiderations for the intellectual disability community. Theresult is a core resource for practitioners, researchers, studentsand advocates in this field.
|Series:||Int. Assoc. for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.80(w) x 9.65(h) x 0.62(d)|
About the Author
Vee P. Prasher is Associate Professor –Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry within Birmingham SpecialistCommunity Health NHS Trust (Services for People with LearningDisabilities), United Kingdom.
Matthew P. Janicki is Research Associate Professor,Department of Disability and Human Development, University ofIllinois at Chicago, United States of America.
Foreword written by Robert Cooke, M.D., Senior Health Advisor tothe Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., Foundation and originator of theNational Institute for Child Health and Human Development in theUnited States of America
Table of Contents
Overview of 'Healthy Aging': Epidemiological Concerns and Issues.
Assessment Processes of Physical Health in Older Adults.
Syndrome Specific Conditions.
Cerebral Palsy and Aging.
Epilepsy and Aging in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities.
Visual Impairment in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities.
Hearing Impairment and Aging.
Endocrinological Issues in Aging and IntellectualDisabilities.
Dentition and Oral Health.
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.
Barriers to Health Care Services
What People are Saying About This
This is a very relevant book in these times...We have found useful information in a clear and straightforward language in each chapter and can warmly recommend it to the physician and allied professionals involved with the medical care and service of persons with intellectual disability.
Joav Merrick & Mahammed Morad in Int J Adolesc Med Health 2003; (15:1)