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Self-reported exposure to disablism is associated with poorer self-reported health and well-being among adults with intellectual disabilities in England: cross sectional survey

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Published
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>12/2010
<mark>Journal</mark>Public Health
Issue number12
Volume124
Pages (from-to)682-689
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Objectives
To determine the association between exposure to disablism and the health and well-being of adults with intellectual disabilities.
Study design
Cross-sectional survey.
Methods
Secondary analysis of data extracted from the survey of Adults with Learning Difficulties in England 2003/4.
Results
Both self-reported exposure to bullying while at school and self-reported exposure to overt acts of disablism over the previous 12 months were associated with poorer self-reported health outcomes. In the vast majority of instances, these associations were stronger for people with lower levels of material or social resources.
Conclusions
Exposure to overt acts of disablism may contribute to the health inequalities experienced by people with intellectual disabilities.