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dc.contributor.authorSong, M
dc.contributor.authorWare, R
dc.contributor.authorDoan, TN
dc.contributor.authorHarley, D
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-16T00:55:55Z
dc.date.available2019-09-16T00:55:55Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn0964-2633
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/jir.12685
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/387316
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Longitudinal data on medication use in adults with intellectual disability (ID) are scarce. We describe the longitudinal use of and factors associated with psychotropic medication prescribing in adults with ID living in the Australian community. METHODS: Longitudinal data were obtained from adults with ID in the community in Queensland, Australia, between 1999 and 2015. Participant characteristics and medication use information were extracted from baseline questionnaires and health check booklets. Logistic regression was used to investigate the associations between participant characteristics and psychotropic medication use, commencement or cessation. RESULTS: Longitudinal data were available for 138 participants on 697 reviews. The proportion of participants prescribed psychotropic medications increased from 43% to 54% between 1999 and 2015. The rates of commencement and cessation of psychotropic medications between consecutive time periods ranged from 9% to 18% and 7% to 15%, respectively. Challenging behaviour was associated with psychotropic medication use (adjusted odds ratio = 4.1; 95% confidence interval: 2.1-7.9). Presence of challenging behaviour, either consistent or newly identified, was positively associated with ongoing use or commencement of psychotropic medications. CONCLUSIONS: Psychotropic medications are commonly prescribed to adults with ID. Challenging behaviour is positively associated with ongoing use and commencement.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherWiley
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto12
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Intellectual Disability Research
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology and Cognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode13
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode11
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode17
dc.subject.keywordsantipsychotics
dc.subject.keywordschallenging behaviour
dc.subject.keywordscohort study
dc.subject.keywordsintellectual disability
dc.subject.keywordsproblem behaviour
dc.titlePsychotropic medication use in adults with intellectual disability in Queensland, Australia, from 1999 to 2015: a cohort study
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationSong, M; Ware, R; Doan, TN; Harley, D, Psychotropic medication use in adults with intellectual disability in Queensland, Australia, from 1999 to 2015: a cohort study, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2019
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-08-12
dc.date.updated2019-09-16T00:10:12Z
dc.description.versionPost-print
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version
gro.rights.copyright© 2019 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Psychotropic medication use in adults with intellectual disability in Queensland, Australia, from 1999 to 2015: a cohort study, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, pp. 1-12, 2019, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/jir.12685. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving (http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-828039.html)
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