Intellectual disability in homeless adults a prevalence study

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July 8, 2019
intellectual disability in homeless adults a prevalence study

There is a higher prevalence of intellectual disability (id) among homeless people than in the general population. However, little is known about the additional psychosocial problems faced by.

В  this study sought to determine the prevalence of intellectual disability in a homeless population. Fifty people registered at a general practice in north-east england for socially excluded groups, and staying in temporary accommodation for the homeless during 20067, were assessed for learning disability.

Many studies have reported that the prevalence of mental illness or intellectualcognitive disability is higher among homeless individuals compared to the general population in western countries. 1-9 we have also reported higher prevalence of mental illness and cognitive disability among the japanese homeless population.

В  a more recent topic of interest in the field of research on homelessness is the prevalence of (mild) intellectual disability (id) (iq 70). A systematic review on cognitive dysfunction in homeless adults shows that 3040 of homeless adults have a cognitive impairment. In another study, 12 of 50 homeless people met the criteria for id.

There is a higher prevalence of intellectual disability (id) among homeless people than in the general population. However, little is known about the additional psychosocial problems faced by.

Of homelessness and intellectual disability in ottawa suggests, on the basis of interviews with staff at shelters, that people with intellectual disabilities are over-represented in the shelter system. Vi international studies have found over-representation of people with intellectual disabilities among the homeless.

While it has been reported that the prevalence of mental illness is higher in homeless people than in the national population, few studies have investigated the prevalence of intellectual and developmental disability among the homeless.

This is the first study to examine the prevalence of mental illness, cognitive disability, and the overlap between the two in a japanese homeless sample. Approximately 60 of the individuals presented with a mental illness, a cognitive disability, or both this rate is much higher than what is observed in the general japanese population.

Apart from the lack of housing, being homeless is related to a number of additional problems. Studies have shown higher rates of mental health problems and substance use problems among homeless people as compared with the general population.

There has been considerable recent interest in the health and associated socio-economic inequalities faced by adults with learning disabilities. A serious and so far under-reported aspect of this is homelessness. This study sought to determine the prevalence of intellectual disability in a homeless population. Fifty people registered at a general practice in north-east england for socially.