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  1. Summary of national survey of older people with mental retardation in New Zealand : International perspectives in mental retardation.

    Article - En anglais

    The present paper is a summary of a national project to investigate prevalence, health status, and service need of people with mental retardation born before 1940.

    In 1990, 42% of this population resided in institutions, 7% with family, 13% in nursing homes, and 38% in community-based residential facilities.

    Of 1,069 identified, 135 had Down syndrome, 25% had psychiatric diagnosis, 17% had epilepsy, and 23% had no major disability.

    About 32% had visual problems, 40% had weight problems, and 75% received regular medication.

    Of this population, 75% had at least occasional contact with their families.

    Major need identified were medical care, community, and recreational services.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Arriération mentale, Déficience intellectuelle, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Etat sanitaire, Besoin, Service santé, Santé mentale, Enquête, Nouvelle Zélande, Océanie, Vieillard, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental retardation, Intellectual deficiency, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Health status, Need, Health service, Mental health, Inquiry, New Zealand, Oceania, Elderly, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0127551

    Code Inist : 002B18E. Création : 199406.