Health care

Individuals with a Disability Have Much Higher Rates of Unmet Health Care Needs

Rebecca Casey, PhD
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People with ID More Likely to Experience Complications when Hospitalized

Sarah Ailey, PhD

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Health Disparities and Health Care Access Inequities Prevail Among Persons with Disabilities

Susan Havercamp, PhD
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Fewer adults with IDD receive health checkups and are screened for cancer

Helene Ouellette-Kuntz, PhD
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Hand Held Health Records Not Associated with Improved Short-term Healthcare Activity

Michelle Nguyen, PhD
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More research needed to understand the use of clinical preventive service among subgroups of people with disabilities

Jana Peterson-Besse, PhD
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Risk factors for mortality in Down syndrome

Hardeep Uppal, PhD
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Suggestions how to ask people with IDD about satisfaction with services and supports

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Pharmacists can help people who have diabetes

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Safety of People with Intellectual Disabilities in General Hospitals: How the pharmacist can help reduce health inequalities

By Bernadette Flood, MPSI
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Health information exchange between doctors, persons with ID, and caregivers is a process

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National Task Group develops materials/resources for dementia care or people with IDD

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People with ID are not participating in medical treatment research

By Maurice Feldman, PhD
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Thirty six percent of hospitalizations among adults with ID caused by five health conditions

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By Sarah Ailey, PhD
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People with disabilities do not get enough sleep

By Carrie Shandra, PhD
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Health care for adults with I/DD - Toolkit for Primary Care Providers

The toolkit is a response to the unique health care needs of the adult intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) population. The toolkit offers best-practice tools and information regarding specific medical and behavioral concerns of adults with IDD, including resources for patients and families. The website is divided into four categories: General Issues, Physical Issues, Health Watch Tables, and Behavioral and Mental Health Issues.

Patient participation of women with ID is limited because of both physician and patient factors

By Joanne Wilkinson, MD
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Prisoners with ID have worse health outcomes than their non-disabled peers

By Shannon Dias, MPH, MIPH, BDS
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Epilepsy management among people with ID should be multidisciplinary

By Reza Kiani, MD, MRCPsych
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Special health care needs and poor health status impact children’s school functioning

By: Cynthia Reuben
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Recognizing and coping with pain in adults with ID is a challenge

By: Laura Findlay, PhD
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Adults with DD do not use blood pressure medication consistently

By: James L. Vacek, MD
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Psychiatrists need more training to adequately treat people with ID

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By: Shirli Werner, PhD
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Communication is a challenge when administering anesthesia for dental treatment in people with autism

By: Robert Rada, DDS, MBA
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Pharmacists may contribute to promotion of bone health in persons with ID

By: Bernadette Flood
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Free, convenient screening for cardiovascular disease risk improves participation among adults with ID

By: Gerald Koh, PhD
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Accessing medical information from doctors is a challenge

By Susan Parish, PhD, MSW
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People with ID need to have regular eye exams

By Mary Codling
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Psychotropic drug use in people with autism is high

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By Rahul Khanna, PhD
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Patterns of chronic conditions are different for aging adults with ID

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By Philip McCallion, PhD, ACSW
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Adults with ID are at high risk for falls

By Kelly Hsieh, PhD
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Prisoners with ID have unrecognized health care needs

By Shannon Dias, MPH, MIPH, BDS
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Chinese healthcare and educational services for children with autism need more development

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By Sophia Xiang Sun, MD, PhD, MPhil, Master of Medicine
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Video clips improve health advocacy

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By Maurice Feldman, PhD
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Health care providers may need better training in how to work with Latino and Black families of children with autism and DD

By Sandra Magana, MSW, PhD
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Susan Parish, PhD, MSW
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Latino children with autism/DD need quality health care

By Susan Parish, PhD, MSW
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Sandra Magana, MSW, PhD
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Positive attitudes are correlated with positive emotional experiences of health care staff

By Nicola Rose
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Primary care providers need additional education and training

By Nechama Greenwood
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Caregiver training improves oral care knowledge and skills

By Nancy Fickert
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Caregivers and professionals need to partner up to improve access to sex education for people with ID

By Roy McConkey
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