Linda M Allan

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BACKGROUND Reported prevalence of mental ill-health among adults with intellectual disabilities ranges from 7 to 97%, owing to methodological limitations. Little is known about associations. AIMS To determine the prevalence of mental ill-health in adults with intellectual disabilities and to investigate factors independently associated with it. METHOD(More)
BACKGROUND Self-injurious behaviour (SIB) is a serious condition, with implications for the person, their family and financial costs to the state providing care. The previously reported prevalence of SIB has ranged from 1.7% to 41%, or 1.7%-23.7% in community studies. There has been little study of remission rate, and incidence has not previously been(More)
BACKGROUND While there is considerable literature on adults with Down syndrome who have dementia, there is little published on the epidemiology of other types of mental ill-health in this population. METHOD Longitudinal cohort study of adults with Down syndrome who received detailed psychiatric assessment (n = 186 at the first time point; n = 134 at the(More)
BACKGROUND Primary health care teams have an important part to play in addressing the health inequalities and high levels of unmet health needs experienced by people with intellectual disabilities (ID). Practice nurses have an expanding role within primary health care teams. However, no previous studies have measured their attitudes, knowledge, training(More)
Previous studies of the prevalence of sleep problems in adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) are affected by small, potentially biased samples and other limitations. This study aims to determine the prevalence and associations of sleep problems in the adult population with ID. The 4-week period prevalence of sleep problems was determined in a(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the point prevalence, incidence, and remission over a 2-year period of psychosis in adults with intellectual disabilities, and to investigate demographic and clinical factors hypothesised to be associated with psychosis. METHOD A population-based cohort of adults with intellectual disabilities (n = 1,023) was longitudinally studied.(More)
This study aimed to determine the prevalence of problem behaviors in adults with intellectual disabilities and to investigate which factors are independently associated with problem behaviors. A population-based cohort (n = 1023) had comprehensive individual assessments. Data were examined using multivariate logistic regression. The prevalence of problem(More)
BACKGROUND Adults with intellectual disabilities (IDs) experience health inequalities and are more likely to live in deprived areas. The aim of this study was to determine whether the extent of deprivation of the area a person lives in affects their access to services, hence contributing to health inequalities. METHOD A cross-sectional study design was(More)
To determine the point prevalence, incidence, and remission over a 2-year period of psychosis in adults with intellectual disabilities, and to investigate demographic and clinical factors hypothesised to be associated with psychosis. A population-based cohort of adults with intellectual disabilities (n = 1,023) was longitudinally studied. Comprehensive(More)
INTRODUCTION Aggressive behaviours can be disabling for adults with intellectual disabilities (ID), with negative consequences for the adult, their family and paid carers. It is surprising how little research has been conducted into the epidemiology of these needs, given the impact they can have. This study investigates point prevalence, 2-year incidence(More)