Event Title

Physical Health, Mental Health & Service Use in Youth with Intellectual Disabilities

Location

D1496

Start Date

7-4-2017 10:10 AM

End Date

7-4-2017 10:40 AM

Description

Purpose of this study is to address gaps in the literature by using national, parent-report data on youth with intellectual disabilities. We conducted a descriptive epidemiological study focused on the prevalence of youth’s experiences with physical and mental health conditions and service use. We also examined demographics and developmental stages. We addressed the following research questions: (1) To what extent do youth with developmental and intellectual disabilities experience physical and mental health conditions? (2) What percentage of youth with intellectual disabilities participate in services?

Comments

Dr. DeLawnia Comer-Hagans is Assistant Professor of Health Administration, College of Health and Human Services.

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Physical Health, Mental Health & Service Use in Youth with Intellectual Disabilities

D1496

Purpose of this study is to address gaps in the literature by using national, parent-report data on youth with intellectual disabilities. We conducted a descriptive epidemiological study focused on the prevalence of youth’s experiences with physical and mental health conditions and service use. We also examined demographics and developmental stages. We addressed the following research questions: (1) To what extent do youth with developmental and intellectual disabilities experience physical and mental health conditions? (2) What percentage of youth with intellectual disabilities participate in services?