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Product Information Health Promotion for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: The State of Scientific Evidence

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This book summarizes current research on major topics affecting the health and well being of persons with intellectual disabilities. It also provides a solid basis for developing interventions and solutions to eliminate health disparities among persons with intellectual disabilities. This book summarizes current research on 14 topics that affect the health and well being of persons with intellectual disabilities in the hope of informing research, policy, clinical, and health care initiatives.

The book is based on a national conference held by the American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (formerly the American Association of Mental Retardation) in 2004. Click on the "Web Links" tab above to view the publisher's description and get information on how to purchase a copy.

The 14 topics explored are: hypertension; obesity; swallowing dysfunction/dysphagia; epilepsy; mental health; physical activity and fitness; access to health care; womenís health; safety/injury and violence; case management, care coordination, and managed care; complementary and alternative medicine; substance abuse and tobacco use; secondary conditions risk appraisal for adults; and general health of persons with intellectual disabilities.
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