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Report of a national survey of older people with lifelong intellectual handicap in New Zealand

Journal of Intellectual Disability Research

Author: Hand, J. E.
Year: 1994
Type: Journal Article


Reports results of a national survey investigating the numbers, health status, & service needs of people in New Zealand with mental retardation born before 1940. A prevalence of 1.43 per 1,000 was established nationally, with wide regional variation. Of 1,063 cases identified, 75% had at least occasional contact with their families. The service system is changing as a result of shifts in public policy, responsibility, & funding with more care to be provided by families. Major needs identified are therapeutic services, medical care, community & recreational services, & support for families. Research areas recommended as priorities are consensus classification & definition of the population, identification of patterns of ageing among different subgroups, & studies of public policy.

Further Details

Full Title Journal of Intellectual Disability Research
Pages 275-287
Volume 38
Issue 3
Accession Number 30.4.03
Keywords older, cognitive, health improvement, policy compliance

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