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Title: Burden of Chronic Disease for Older Australians with Intellectual Disability
Contributor(s): Hussain, Rafat (author); Wark, Stuart  (author)orcid ; Janicki, Matthew (author); Parmenter, Trevor (author); Knox, Marie (author)
Publication Date: 2017
DOI: 10.1093/geroni/igx004.2552
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/22994
Abstract: The preliminary findings from an ongoing large-scale Australian study assessing health, well-being and health service use for older people with intellectual disability (PwID), compared to their normative age-peers, have revealed the nature of the burden of chronic disease experienced by PwID aged >= 60 years (n=356). Preliminary results confirm a significant burden of chronic disease including: arthritis (41%), persistent pain (28%), diabetes (23%), asthma (16%), heart disease (15%), cancers (8.7%), depression (22%), anxiety (20%), schizophrenia/bipolar (3.3%) and dementia (2.2%). Many respondents reported multiple co-morbidities. For most conditions, there was a noted discrepancy in the proportion of respondents with a chronic disease diagnosis versus those who were prescribed medication, which alludes to inadequacy of appropriate healthcare for PwIDs by primary-care physicians. Comparative data from OECD countries reveal patterns of chronic disease for older PwID; given this there are significant challenges of healthcare service provision across disability and aged-care services.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: 21st International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress, California, United States of America, 23-27-07-2017
Grant Details: ARC/LP 130100168
Source of Publication: Innovation in Aging: Global Aging and Health: Bridging Science, Policy and Practice, 1(S1), p. 712-712
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 2399-5300
Field of Research (FOR): 111703 Care for Disabled
111702 Aged Health Care
111708 Health and Community Services
HERDC Category Description: E3 Extract of Scholarly Conference Publication
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