Systematic reviews of the health or health care of people with intellectual disabilities:a systematic review to identify gaps in the evidence base

Robertson, Janet and Hatton, Chris and Baines, Susannah and Emerson, Eric (2015) Systematic reviews of the health or health care of people with intellectual disabilities:a systematic review to identify gaps in the evidence base. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 28 (6). pp. 455-523. ISSN 1360-2322

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Abstract

Background Systematic reviews are important in evaluating evidence concerning the health of people with intellectual disabilities. This study conducts a systematic review to identify strengths and gaps in this evidence. Method Electronic literature searches and email requests identified systematic reviews published in English from 2008 to 2013 on the health or health care of people with intellectual disabilities. Reviews were categorized using ICD-10 chapter headings and information extracted regarding methods, number of studies reviewed and findings. Results Ninety-four reviews were identified: 52 related to ICD-10 Chapter V: Mental or behavioural disorders, 28 to Chapter XXI: Factors influencing health status and contact with services, and 14 related to other chapters or encompassed multiple chapters. Nine reviews were empty'. No reviews were found for many ICD-10 chapter headings. Conclusions Systematic reviews are heavily weighted towards mental health, with little coverage of several areas important to the health and mortality of people with intellectual disabilities.

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Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Robertson, J., Hatton, C., Baines, S. and Emerson, E. (2015), Systematic Reviews of the Health or Health care of People with Intellectual Disabilities: A Systematic Review to Identify Gaps in the Evidence Base. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 28: 455–523. doi: 10.1111/jar.12149 which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jar.12149/abstract This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
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Deposited On:
17 Nov 2015 09:34
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Yes
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