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Developing a Set of Health Indicators for People with Intellectual Disabilities: Pomona Project

Walsh, Patricia Noonan, Linehan, Christine, Kerr, Michael Patrick, van Schrojenstein Lantman-de Valk, H. M. J., Buono, Serafino, Azema, Bernard, Aussilloux, Charles, Maatta, Tuomo, Salvador-Carulla, Luis, Garrido-Cumbrera, Marco, van Hove, Geert, Bjorkman, Monica, Ceccotto, Raymond, Kamper, Marion, Weber, Germain, Heiss, Cecilia, Haveman, Meindert, Jorgensen, Frank Ulmer and O'Farrell, Lisa 2005. Developing a Set of Health Indicators for People with Intellectual Disabilities: Pomona Project. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities 2 (3-4) , pp. 260-263. 10.1111/j.1741-1130.2005.00039.x

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The European Commission's Health Monitoring Programme culminated in the development of a set of European Community Health Indicators (ECHI) for the general population. Despite evidence of marked disparities between the health of people with intellectual disabilities (ID) and their peers in the general population, the ECHI contain no significant reference to people with ID. To address this deficit, a two-year grant from the Health Monitoring Programme was awarded to the Pomona project (a collection of researchers from 13 European countries). The project comprised exchanges of expertise; a critical review of published evidence about health and ID; and consultative processes in member states. The project's finding was that there was no systematic monitoring of the health of people with ID in EU member states and, as a consequence, a set of health indicators specific to people with ID was proposed that could lead to such systemic monitoring.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
ISSN: 1741-1122
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:47

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