Sines D, Hogard E, Ellis R. Buckinghamshire New University, UK. email@example.com. This article describes a longitudinal evaluation of the quality of life of service users with profound learning difficulties who were resettled from hospital accommodation to supported housing in the community. The Trident approach was used for the design of the evaluation with data gathered… Read More »»
Evaluating quality of life in adults with profound learning difficulties resettled from hospital to supported living in the community
PROJECT NAME: Partnership on Mentoring for Students with Learning Disabilities PROJECT LOCATION: Toronto, Canada ADMINISTERING ORGANIZATION: Toronto Training Board CONTACT: Toronto Training Board 890 Yonge Street, Suite 604 Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4W 3P4 Tel: 416-934-1653 Fax: 416-934-1654 TTY: 416-934-9286 Email Website FUNDING SOURCE: The Toronto Training Board receives funding from the Ontario Ministry of Education, Ministry… Read More »»
Sexuality issues and gynecologic care of adolescents with developmental disabilities. Greydanus DE, Omar HA. Pediatrics and Human Development, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies, 1000 Oakland Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-1284, USA. Greydanus@kcms.msu.edu Pediatr Clin North Am. 2008 Dec;55(6):1315-35, viii. All human beings are sexual from birth to… Read More »»
Is Slimming World on Referral an effective option to help people with learning difficulties manage their weight?
BACKGROUND: Since piloting the Slimming World on Referral service in 2001 (Lavin et al., 2006), the scheme has been made available nationally. This subsidised partnership scheme enables primary care to refer patients to a local Slimming World group for weekly weight management at no cost to the patient themselves. To date, over 30 schemes have… Read More »»
BACKGROUND: Obesity, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis are common nutritional disorders seen in people with learning disability (LD) and complexities of communication, visual, hearing and cognitive difficulties (NHS-HS, 2004). The national Healthy Living Campaign (HLC) (Healthy Living, 2007) produces health promotion materials with consistent guidance on healthy eating for adults. However, the format could be regarded… Read More »»
Fighting fit? An evaluation of health practitioner input to improve healthy living and reduce obesity for adults with learning disabilities.
People with learning disabilities are at high risk of obesity and consequent health risks. This study aimed to (1) describe levels of obesity for adults supported by learning disability services, and to (2) evaluate the effectiveness of health practitioner input with individuals with learning disabilities. Body mass index (BMI) was measured at 6 month intervals… Read More »»
A Look at the Decisions Hispanic Families Make After the Diagnosis of Deafness Annie Steinberg, M.D., Lisa Bain, M.A., Yuelin Li, Ph.D., Louise Montoya, M.A., N.C.C., C.S.C., and Vivian Ruperto of the Children’s Seashore House at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Copyright © 2002 by Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C.… Read More »»
Smoking prevalence and knowledge of associated risks in adult attenders at day centres for people with learning disabilities.
Background: Increased longevity among people with learning disabilities is accompanied by an increase in morbidity. A possible explanation is that living in the community and a move to greater independence may bring higher health risks through obesity and smoking. The study aimed to see if rates of smoking have increased from earlier published rates and… Read More »»
Psychological disturbance associated with sexual abuse in people with learning disabilities. Case-control study.
Background: The association between sexual abuse, mental health and behavioural problems in people with learning disabilities has not previously been examined in a controlled study. Aims: To identify symptoms of psychological disturbance in adults with and without a confirmed history of sexual abuse. Methods: The study used a matched (1:1) case-control design comparing 54 adults… Read More »»