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Prevalence of constipation in people with intellectual disabilities: a systematic review

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Prevalence of constipation in people with intellectual disabilities : a systematic review . / Robertson, Janet Margaret; Baines, Susannah May Johnston; Emerson, Eric Broughton; Hatton, Christopher Rowan.

In: Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Vol. 43, No. 4, 2018, p. 392-406.

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@article{e073c815b64f437a9526a558982c4f96,
title = "Prevalence of constipation in people with intellectual disabilities: a systematic review ",
abstract = "Background. Constipation can lead to serious health issues and death. This systematic review summarises international research pertaining to the prevalence of constipation in people with intellectual disability.Method. Studies published from 1990 to January 2016 were identified using Medline,Cinahl, PsycINFO, Web of Science, email requests, and cross-citations. Studies were reviewed narratively.Results. 31 studies were identified. Constipation rates of 50% or more were reported in 14 studies; 21 studies reported rates over 33%. Based on the most representative study, over 25% of people with intellectual disability received a repeat prescription for laxatives in one year, compared to 0.1% of people without intellectual disability. Constipation was more common in those with cerebral palsy and profound intellectual disability, and associated with immobility but not age. Conclusion. Constipation is a significant issue for people with intellectual disability across the life course and should be actively considered as a diagnosis in this population.",
keywords = "constipation, intellectual disability, prevalence, systematic review",
author = "Robertson, {Janet Margaret} and Baines, {Susannah May Johnston} and Emerson, {Eric Broughton} and Hatton, {Christopher Rowan}",
note = "This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 43, 4, on 2018, available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/13668250.2017.1310829",
year = "2018",
doi = "10.3109/13668250.2017.1310829",
language = "English",
volume = "43",
pages = "392--406",
journal = "Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability",
issn = "1366-8250",
publisher = "Informa Healthcare",
number = "4",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Prevalence of constipation in people with intellectual disabilities

T2 - a systematic review

AU - Robertson, Janet Margaret

AU - Baines, Susannah May Johnston

AU - Emerson, Eric Broughton

AU - Hatton, Christopher Rowan

N1 - This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 43, 4, on 2018, available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/13668250.2017.1310829

PY - 2018

Y1 - 2018

N2 - Background. Constipation can lead to serious health issues and death. This systematic review summarises international research pertaining to the prevalence of constipation in people with intellectual disability.Method. Studies published from 1990 to January 2016 were identified using Medline,Cinahl, PsycINFO, Web of Science, email requests, and cross-citations. Studies were reviewed narratively.Results. 31 studies were identified. Constipation rates of 50% or more were reported in 14 studies; 21 studies reported rates over 33%. Based on the most representative study, over 25% of people with intellectual disability received a repeat prescription for laxatives in one year, compared to 0.1% of people without intellectual disability. Constipation was more common in those with cerebral palsy and profound intellectual disability, and associated with immobility but not age. Conclusion. Constipation is a significant issue for people with intellectual disability across the life course and should be actively considered as a diagnosis in this population.

AB - Background. Constipation can lead to serious health issues and death. This systematic review summarises international research pertaining to the prevalence of constipation in people with intellectual disability.Method. Studies published from 1990 to January 2016 were identified using Medline,Cinahl, PsycINFO, Web of Science, email requests, and cross-citations. Studies were reviewed narratively.Results. 31 studies were identified. Constipation rates of 50% or more were reported in 14 studies; 21 studies reported rates over 33%. Based on the most representative study, over 25% of people with intellectual disability received a repeat prescription for laxatives in one year, compared to 0.1% of people without intellectual disability. Constipation was more common in those with cerebral palsy and profound intellectual disability, and associated with immobility but not age. Conclusion. Constipation is a significant issue for people with intellectual disability across the life course and should be actively considered as a diagnosis in this population.

KW - constipation

KW - intellectual disability

KW - prevalence

KW - systematic review

U2 - 10.3109/13668250.2017.1310829

DO - 10.3109/13668250.2017.1310829

M3 - Journal article

VL - 43

SP - 392

EP - 406

JO - Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability

JF - Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability

SN - 1366-8250

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