Health care for people with an intellectual disability: General practitioners' attitudes, and provision of care

Lennox, Nicholas G., Diggens, Justine and Ugoni, Antoni (2000) Health care for people with an intellectual disability: General practitioners' attitudes, and provision of care. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 25 2: 127-133. doi:10.1080/13269780050033544


Author Lennox, Nicholas G.
Diggens, Justine
Ugoni, Antoni
Title Health care for people with an intellectual disability: General practitioners' attitudes, and provision of care
Journal name Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability
ISSN 1326-978X
Publication date 2000-06-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13269780050033544
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 25
Issue 2
Start page 127
End page 133
Total pages 7
Language eng
Subject 3304 Education
1201 Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
3200 Psychology
Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate general practitioners' (GPs) beliefs about the importance of addressing nine health care issues for people with intellectual disabilities, and their roles in providing this care. GPs' current level and intended future level of addressing these health care issues were also determined Questionnaires were mailed to 912 GPs Australia wide, with a 58% response rate. The vast majority of respondents agreed that the nine issues are important health care issues for people with an intellectual disability. Most respondents also agreed that it is the GPs' role to facilitate or ensure these health issues are addressed. Although having broad attitudes about their roles, GPs indicated significant deficiencies in their current level of health care provision for many of the health issues. However they also indicated their intentions to increase the frequency of addressing these health issues in the future as a result of issues raised in previous questions on the questionnaire. This response to simply increasing GPs' awareness of their practice behaviour has a variety of important implications for training and ongoing education.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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