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PURPOSE To examine the prevalence of epilepsy and delivery of epilepsy care in Ireland. METHODS A multiple case ascertainment methodology was employed examining five nationwide data sources. Data were obtained via (1) a nationwide population-based health survey, (2) secondary data analysis of all reimbursements for prescriptions of antiepilepsy medication(More)
BACKGROUND A 26-item Resident Choice Scale was designed to assess service practices for promoting resident choice. METHOD The staff working with 560 UK/Irish adults with intellectual disability were interviewed. Specific examples of practices promoting resident choice were requested and independently rated by the interviewer. RESULTS The interrater(More)
BACKGROUND POMONA II was a European Commission public health-funded project. The research questions in this article focus on age-specific differences relating to environmental and lifestyle factors, and the 17 medical conditions measured by the POMONA Checklist of Health Indicators (P15). METHOD The P15 was completed in a cross-sectional design for a(More)
The costs, nature, and benefits of residential supports were examined for 86 adults with mental retardation living in village communities, 133 adults living in newly built residential campuses, and 281 adults living in dispersed housing schemes (small community-based group homes and supported living). Results indicated that (a) the adjusted comprehensive(More)
Information was collected on 63 adults in supported living residences, 55 adults in small group homes, and 152 adults in large group homes. Results indicated that (a) there were no statistically significant differences in service costs once these had been adjusted to take account of participant characteristics; (b) compared with participants living in small(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between self-determination and quality of life (QOL) of persons with intellectual disabilities (ID) living in four countries (Canada, United States, Belgium and France). METHOD Participants were 182 adults with mild ID living in community settings (with families, living independently or in(More)
OBJECTIVES To study health inequalities in persons with intellectual disabilities, representative and unbiased samples are needed. Little is known about sample recruitment in this vulnerable group. This study aimed to determine differences in ethical procedures and sample recruitment in a multicenter research on health of persons with intellectual(More)
BACKGROUND Despite progress in the process of deinstitutionalisation, very little is known about the health conditions of people with intellectual disability (PWID) who live in large institutions and PWID living in small residential services, family homes or independent living within the community. Furthermore, there are no international comparison studies(More)