Monday, June 28, 2010

NHS Evidence Update: Health needs of people with Learning Disabilities

Health needs of people with Learning Disabilities 
from the NHS Evidence - learning disabilities specialist collection 

People with learning disabilities have a higher level of health needs than the general population, many of which are unmet. The Health Needs Annual Evidence Update 2010 will provide bibliographies of published research for the following key health issues:
  • Cancer
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Respiratory illness.
Searches for new evidence have been conducted across a range of databases and supplementary hand searching has been conducted by John Northfield, the Project Lead. All citations found in the searches have been sifted by the Project Lead to identify those most relevant to the subject scope of the Annual Evidence Update. There has also been input from professional referees, who are experts in their fields, to review the findings prior to publication. John Northfield has also compiled the summaries for the update.

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