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    Rights statement: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Robertson, J., Hatton, C., Baines, S. and Emerson, E. (2015), Systematic Reviews of the Health or Health care of People with Intellectual Disabilities: A Systematic Review to Identify Gaps in the Evidence Base. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 28: 455–523. doi: 10.1111/jar.12149 which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jar.12149/abstract This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.

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Systematic reviews of the health or health care of people with intellectual disabilities: a systematic review to identify gaps in the evidence base

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>11/2015
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
Issue number6
Volume28
Number of pages69
Pages (from-to)455-523
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date31/03/15
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Background

Systematic reviews are important in evaluating evidence concerning the health of people with intellectual disabilities. This study conducts a systematic review to identify strengths and gaps in this evidence.

Method

Electronic literature searches and email requests identified systematic reviews published in English from 2008 to 2013 on the health or health care of people with intellectual disabilities. Reviews were categorized using ICD-10 chapter headings and information extracted regarding methods, number of studies reviewed and findings.

Results

Ninety-four reviews were identified: 52 related to ICD-10 Chapter V: Mental or behavioural disorders, 28 to Chapter XXI: Factors influencing health status and contact with services, and 14 related to other chapters or encompassed multiple chapters. Nine reviews were empty'. No reviews were found for many ICD-10 chapter headings.

Conclusions

Systematic reviews are heavily weighted towards mental health, with little coverage of several areas important to the health and mortality of people with intellectual disabilities.

Bibliographic note

This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Robertson, J., Hatton, C., Baines, S. and Emerson, E. (2015), Systematic Reviews of the Health or Health care of People with Intellectual Disabilities: A Systematic Review to Identify Gaps in the Evidence Base. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 28: 455–523. doi: 10.1111/jar.12149 which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jar.12149/abstract This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.