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Physical Health of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Vee Prasher (Hrsg.), Matthew Janicki (Hrsg.)

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This book is the second in a series with the InternationalAssociation for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities(Series Editor: Matthew P. Janicki). These publications aredesigned to address the issues of health, adult development andaging among persons with intellectual disabilities. Physical health considerations of persons with an intellectualdisability are attracting attention within the contexts of humanrights, public health, and health promotion. Research has shownthat the prevalence of certain conditions and diseases is muchhigher in adults with an intellectual disability than in thegeneral population. Experts from specific healthcare specialtiesdraw on a strong research base to discuss key physical healthconsiderations for the intellectual disability community. Theresult is a core resource for practitioners, researchers, studentsand advocates in this field.


This is a very relevant book in these times...We have founduseful information in a clear and straightforward language in eachchapter and can warmly recommend it to the physician and alliedprofessionals involved with the medical care and service of personswith intellectual disability.

Joav Merrick & Mahammed Morad in Int J Adolesc Med Health2003; (15:1)
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