Topics, methods and challenges in health promotion for people with intellectual disabilities: A structured review of literature

Naaldenberg, Jenneken, Kuijken, Noortje, van Dooren, Kate and van Schrojenstein Lantman de Valk, Henry (2013) Topics, methods and challenges in health promotion for people with intellectual disabilities: A structured review of literature. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34 12: 4534-4545. doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2013.09.029


Author Naaldenberg, Jenneken
Kuijken, Noortje
van Dooren, Kate
van Schrojenstein Lantman de Valk, Henry
Title Topics, methods and challenges in health promotion for people with intellectual disabilities: A structured review of literature
Journal name Research in Developmental Disabilities   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0891-4222
1873-3379
Publication date 2013
Year available 2013
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.ridd.2013.09.029
Open Access Status
Volume 34
Issue 12
Start page 4534
End page 4545
Total pages 12
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Subject 3203 Clinical Psychology
3204 Developmental and Educational Psychology
Abstract People with intellectual disabilities (ID) experience substantial health inequities compared, with the general population. Many secondary conditions and lifestyle related health problems could be, prevented with adequate health promotion. The aim of this structured review is to provide insight into, the main characteristics of published health promotion intervention studies for people with ID and, in, doing so, to identify best practice and knowledge gaps. Relevant studies were identified through a, structured literature search of multiple electronic databases (PubMed, CINHAS, Scopus, PsychINFO), the search strategy covered health promotion and intellectual disabilities for available papers, published between February 2002 and 2012. In total, 25 studies were included and analyzed. Overall, studies were diverse and explored a variety of health issues. Papers included a variety of participants (in relation to level of disability) and intervention approaches. With regard to quality, many studies, failed to report how they recruited their participants, and there were substantial challenges identified, by authors in relation to recruitment, implementation of interventions, and the selection of outcome, measures used as well as the usability of measures themselves. Our findings suggest that this field, experiences methodological weaknesses and inconsistencies that make it difficult to compare and, contrast results. Theoretically driven studies that take into account the views and expectations of, participants themselves are needed, as is research that investigates the reliability and validity of, outcome measures for the ID population. Collaboration with mainstream health promotion research is, critical.
Keyword Health education
Health promotion
Intellectual disabilities
Prevention
Review
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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