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dc.contributor.authorDoan, Tan N
dc.contributor.authorLennox, Nicholas G
dc.contributor.authorTaylor-Gomez, Miriam
dc.contributor.authorWare, Robert S
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-31T01:50:17Z
dc.date.available2017-10-31T01:50:17Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.issn1366-8250
dc.identifier.doi10.3109/13668250.2013.778968
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/172334
dc.description.abstractBackground: There is concern about widespread medication use by people with intellectual disability (ID), especially psychotropic and anticonvulsant agents. However, there is sparse information on prescribing patterns in Australia. Method: This cross-sectional study was conducted between 2000 and 2002 among adults with ID who live in the community in Brisbane, Australia. Medication data were extracted from a health screening tool. Demographic and medical data were collected from telephone interviews and medical records. Results: Of 117 participants, 35% were prescribed psychotropic medications, most commonly antipsychotics, and 26% anticonvulsants. Complementary medications (vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fish oil, and herbal products) were used by 29% of participants. After adjusting for potentially confounding variables, psychotropic medication use was significantly associated with having a psychiatric illness (adjusted odds ratio = 4.6, 95% CI [1.0, 20.6]) and challenging behaviours (4.4, [1.1, 17.3]). Conclusions: People with ID use a broad range of medications. Psychotropic medications continue to be the most predominant agents prescribed for this population. Psychotropic medication use is positively associated with having a psychiatric illness and challenging behaviours.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherInforma Healthcare
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom177
dc.relation.ispartofpageto181
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability
dc.relation.ispartofvolume38
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial Work
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode110399
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1103
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1607
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1608
dc.titleMedication use among Australian adults with intellectual disability in primary healthcare settings: A cross-sectional study
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorWare, Robert


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