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Foot Health and Mobility in People With Intellectual Disabilities

Courtenay, K; Murray, A; (2015) Foot Health and Mobility in People With Intellectual Disabilities. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities , 12 (1) pp. 42-46. 10.1111/jppi.12105. Green open access

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Abstract

Foot disorders affect people with intellectual disability and have an impact on their ability to mobilize; their prevalence appears to be higher than in the general population. Foot problems are recognized as part of certain syndromes associated with intellectual disabilities. Bony deformities of the foot, general health disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, and inappropriate footwear contribute to the development and aggravation of foot disorders. People with intellectual disability generally are disadvantaged as they do not have sufficient access to podiatric services even when foot problems are well known. Attention to people's foot health has important benefits to their health, social functioning, and mobility. Issues in the management of foot problems include awareness by carers and podiatrists of foot disorders in people with intellectual disabilities, effective communication with the person, and the assessment of mental capacity by podiatrists when proposing interventions to manage the problems. Maintaining people's mobility through active attention to their foot health has benefits not just for the persons but their access to community life and reduced costs in meeting their health needs.

Type: Article
Title: Foot Health and Mobility in People With Intellectual Disabilities
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1111/jppi.12105
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1111/jppi.12105
Language: English
Additional information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Courtenay, K; Murray, A; (2015) Foot Health and Mobility in People With Intellectual Disabilities. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities , 12 (1) pp. 42-46. doi:10.1111/jppi.12105, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jppi.12105. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving
Keywords: Down syndrome; Foot; Intellectual disability; Podiatry
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Division of Psychiatry
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1464114
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