This book engages with the current focus on health promotion as part of the preventative health agenda and examines the physical health considerations of adult intellectual disability patients. Research has shown that the prevalence of certain diseases is much higher in adults with intellectual disabilities than the equivalent n-disabled population. The multiplicity of intellectual disabilities with other disease can lead to poor patient management. This book highlights the commonest physical health issues that should be monitored in the intellectual disability patient.
Vee P. Prasher is Associate Professor - Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry within Birmingham Specialist Community Health NHS Trust (Services for People with Learning Disabilities), United Kingdom. Matthew P. Janicki is Research Associate Professor, Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States of America. Foreword written by Robert Cooke, M.D., Senior Health Advisor to the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., Foundation and originator of the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development in the United States of America
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Medical Nursing & Ancillary Services
International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities