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Title: The medical, functional and social challenges faced by older adults with intellectual disability
Authors: Wee, L.E.
Koh, G.C.H. 
Auyong, L.S.
Cheong, A.L.K.
Myo, T.T.
Lin, J.
Lim, E.M.K.
Tan, S.X.Y.
Sundaramurthy, S.
Koh, C.W.
Ramakrishnan, P.
Aariyapillai-Rajagopal, R.
Vaidynathan-Selvamuthu, H.
Khin, M.M.
Keywords: Caregiver
Clinical profi le
Functional status
Intellectual disabilities
Issue Date: Jul-2013
Source: Wee, L.E.,Koh, G.C.H.,Auyong, L.S.,Cheong, A.L.K.,Myo, T.T.,Lin, J.,Lim, E.M.K.,Tan, S.X.Y.,Sundaramurthy, S.,Koh, C.W.,Ramakrishnan, P.,Aariyapillai-Rajagopal, R.,Vaidynathan-Selvamuthu, H.,Khin, M.M. (2013-07). The medical, functional and social challenges faced by older adults with intellectual disability. Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore 42 (7) : 338-349. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Introduction: Little is known about the sociodemographic and clinical profi le of older adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) in Singapore. We studied the sociodemographic and clinical profi le of older adults with ID and investigated factors associated with caregiver availability and identity in this population. Materials and Methods: The study population involved all adults with ID aged ≥40 years receiving services from the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS), the largest such provider in Singapore. Information on sociodemographic and clinical profi les, functional status, and availability of caregivers were collected via interviewer-administered questionnaires from guardians of older adults with ID. Descriptive characteristics were computed and chi-square and logistic regression identifi ed predictors of caregiver availability and identity. Results: Participation was 95% (227/239). There were differences in client age, gender, and caregiver availability between recipients of residential and non-residential services (all P
Source Title: Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/109072
ISSN: 03044602
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