Down's syndrome in Fiji and Tonga

Price J. and Parslow M. (1979) Down's syndrome in Fiji and Tonga. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 5 5: 4-8. doi:10.3109/13668257909018769

Author Price J.
Parslow M.
Title Down's syndrome in Fiji and Tonga
Journal name Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1366-8250
Publication date 1979-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/13668257909018769
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 5
Issue 5
Start page 4
End page 8
Total pages 5
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Subject 3200 Psychology
Abstract An account is given of a survey of 42 individuals in Fiji and Tonga with Down's Syndrome. This account comprises a description of physical characteristics including complications, chromosome analysis (in most cases) and in Fiji only, an examination of the social consequences for the family. It is suggested that diagnosis presents special difficulty among the Melanesian Fijians and that this factor accounts for the observed deficit in the number seen who belonged to this racial group. The study of social consequences did not suggest any pressing need for residential accommodation to be provided for individuals with Down's Syndrome but did show that programmes provided by schools for the intellectually handicapped in Fiji are very much appreciated by parents.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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