The provision of aids and adaptations, risk assessments, and incident reporting and recording procedures in relation to injury prevention for adults with intellectual disabilities: cohort study

Janet Finlayson, Alison Jackson, Dipali Mantry, Jillian Morrison, Sally-Ann Cooper

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Adults with intellectual disabilities (IDs) experience a higher incidence of injury, compared with the general population. The aim of this study was to investigate the provision of aids and adaptations, residential service providers' individual risk assessments and training in these, and injury incident recording and reporting procedures, in relation to injury prevention. Interviews were conducted with a community-based cohort of adults with IDs (n¿=¿511) who live in Greater Glasgow, Scotland, UK and their key carer (n¿=¿446). They were asked about their aids and adaptations at home, and paid carers (n¿=¿228) were asked about individual risk assessments, their training, and incident recording and reporting procedures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)519-529
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Intellectual Disability Research
Issue number6
Early online date30 Jul 2014
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015



  • intellectual disabilities
  • injury prevention
  • risk assessment
  • incident recording

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