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    Rights statement: Copyright © 2017 American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Prevalence of Dysphagia in People With Intellectual Disability: A Systematic Review Janet Robertson, Darren Chadwick, Susannah Baines, Eric Emerson, and Chris Hatton Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 2017 55:6, 377-391

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Prevalence of Dysphagia in People With Intellectual Disability: A Systematic Review

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/12/2017
<mark>Journal</mark>Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Issue number6
Volume55
Number of pages15
Pages (from-to)377-391
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Dysphagia (feeding and swallowing disorder) is associated with serious health complications and psychosocial sequelae. This review summarizes international research relating to the prevalence of dysphagia in people with intellectual disability. Studies published from 1990 to July 2016 were identified using Medline, Cinahl, PsycINFO, Web of Science, email requests, and cross-citations. Twenty studies were identified. Dysphagia in people with intellectual disability appears to be associated with more severe levels of intellectual disability, comorbid cerebral palsy, and motor impairments. However, further research with representative samples of people with intellectual disability using adequate methods of assessment are required in order to provide more precise prevalence estimates and clarify factors that may be associated with dysphagia in this population.

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Prevalence of Dysphagia in People With Intellectual Disability: A Systematic Review Janet Robertson, Darren Chadwick, Susannah Baines, Eric Emerson, and Chris Hatton Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 2017 55:6, 377-391