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Intellectual disability and patient activation after release from prison: a prospective cohort study.

Authors
  • Young, J T1, 2, 3
  • Cumming, C2
  • van Dooren, K4
  • Lennox, N G4
  • Alati, R5
  • Spittal, M J1
  • Brophy, L1, 6
  • Preen, D B2
  • Kinner, S A1, 4, 7, 8, 9
  • 1 Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia. , (Australia)
  • 2 Centre for Health Services Research, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia. , (Australia)
  • 3 National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Australia. , (Australia)
  • 4 Queensland Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mater Research Institute-UQ, University of Queensland, South Brisbane, Australia. , (Australia)
  • 5 School of Public Health and Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research, University of Queensland, Herston, Australia. , (Australia)
  • 6 Mind Australia, Heidelberg, Australia. , (Australia)
  • 7 Griffith Criminology Institute and Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Mt Gravatt, Australia. , (Australia)
  • 8 School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. , (Australia)
  • 9 Centre for Adolescent Health, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Parkville, Australia. , (Australia)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of intellectual disability research : JIDR
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2017
Volume
61
Issue
10
Pages
939–956
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/jir.12349
PMID: 28090702
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Ex-prisoners screening positive for possible intellectual disability have decreased patient activation for at least 6 months after release from prison. However, individuals whose possible intellectual disability is unidentified appear to be particularly vulnerable. Incarceration is a pivotal opportunity for the identification of intellectual disability and for initiating transitional linkages to health and intellectual disability-specific community services for this marginalised population.

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