A systematic review of systematic reviews of secondary health conditions, health promotion, and employment of people with intellectual disabilities

Kanako Iwanaga, Jia Rung Wu, Fong Chan, Phillip Rumrill, Paul Wehman, Valerie A. Brooke, Lauren Avellone, Joshua Taylor

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Abstract

This is a systematic review of systematic reviews of secondary health conditions, health promotion interventions, and employment in people with intellectual disabilities. Articles were included if they reported a systematic review of health and employment, secondary health conditions, and health promotion interventions for people with intellectual disabilities. The methodological quality of the included reviews was reviewed using the A MeaSurement Tool to Assess systematic Reviews quality rating system, a measurement tool to assess systematic reviews. Twenty-five systematic reviews were included. There was evidence that people with intellectual disabilities (ID) were at elevated risk for secondary health conditions, health promotion interventions can improve physical and mental health conditions, and employment is associated with better health-related quality of life. Health promotion intervention to help people with ID engage in health promoting behaviors can improve health and their ability to find and maintain employment.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAustralian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

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© The Author(s) 2021. Published by Cambridge University Press and The Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling.

Keywords

  • Systematic reviews
  • employment
  • health promotion
  • intellectual disabilities
  • secondary health conditions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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