EBP Compendium: Summary of Systematic Review
Office on Disability and Health, Center for Disease Control and Prevention; Montana DDPAC and NIDRR
Prevention of Secondary Health Conditions in Adults with Developmental Disabilities: A Review of the Literature
Frey, L., Szalda-Petree, A., et al.
Disability and Rehabilitation, 23(9), 361-369.
Indicators of Review Quality:
The review addresses a clearly focused question
Criteria for inclusion of studies are provided
Search strategy is described in sufficient detail for replication
Included studies are assessed for study quality
Quality assessments are reproducible
Description: This is a systematic review of empirical research utilizing a comparison group or pre-post measures addressing strategies to prevent secondary conditions in adults with developmental disabilities.
Question not specifically stated.
Population: Adults with developmental disabilities
Intervention/Assessment: No specific intervention was mentioned. It was a search for primary, secondary, and tertiary preventions.
Number of Studies Included: 25
Years Included: 1994 - 1999
Due to the lack of literature, "little is known regarding the prevention of secondary conditions" in adults with developmental disabilities. Although some prevention techniques were identified, there needs to be more focus on primary preventions.
Keywords: Intellectual Disabilities, Developmental Disorders
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Added to Compendium: March 2012