A Pilot of Interventions to Improve Health Care in Adolescents with Intellectual Disability

Lennox, Nicholas G., Rey-Conde, Therese F. and Faint, Sonya L. (2008) A Pilot of Interventions to Improve Health Care in Adolescents with Intellectual Disability. Journal of Applied Research In Intellectual Disabilities, 21 5: 484-489. doi:10.1111/j.1468-3148.2007.00417.x


Author Lennox, Nicholas G.
Rey-Conde, Therese F.
Faint, Sonya L.
Title A Pilot of Interventions to Improve Health Care in Adolescents with Intellectual Disability
Journal name Journal of Applied Research In Intellectual Disabilities   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1360-2322
Publication date 2008-01-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1468-3148.2007.00417.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 21
Issue 5
Start page 484
End page 489
Total pages 6
Editor David Felce
Glynis Murphy
Place of publication Oxford UK
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Language eng
Subject 920205 Health Education and Promotion
920403 Disability and Functional Capacity
111703 Care for Disabled
111716 Preventive Medicine
C1
Abstract Background People with intellectual disability often have poor health which may be improved through better health advocacy and enhanced communication with their general practitioner. To this end, we examined the use of the Comprehensive Health Assessment Program (CHAP) and the Ask health diary previously developed for adults with intellectual disability and trialled their use in adolescents attending a Special School.
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Background People with intellectual disability often have poor health which may be improved through better health advocacy and enhanced communication with their general practitioner. To this end, we examined the use of the Comprehensive Health Assessment Program (CHAP) and the Ask health diary previously developed for adults with intellectual disability and trialled their use in adolescents attending a Special School.
Materials and methods A CHAP health review completed by both carers and General Practitioners was used to collect information about adolescents’ health. An Ask health diary was used in school to learn health advocacy and communication skills. Thirty students, their parents and their eight teachers participated in the trial.
Results The CHAP health review resulted in a mean of
5.2 health conditions being found, and 1.4 planned actions by the general practitioner per adolescent. The Ask health diary was highly accepted by the students and teachers. There did not appear to be any increase in communication skills of the students after using the
diary in the school for one term.
Conclusion The CHAP health review and Ask health diary have the potential to improve the health of adolescents with intellectual disability.
Keyword adolescents
health diary
health review
intellectual disability
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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