Tobacco and alcohol-related interventions for people with mild/moderate intellectual disabilities: a systematic review of the literature

Susan Kerr, Margaret Lawrence, Chris Darbyshire, A. R. Middleton, L. Fitzsimmons

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Abstract

The behavioural determinants of health among people with mild/moderate intellectual disabilities (ID) are of increasing concern. With the closure of long-stay institutions, more people with ID are living in the community. As they lead more ordinary and less restricted lives, people with ID may be exposed to social and environmental pressures that encourage them to adopt behaviours that impact negatively on their health. Levels of smoking and alcohol consumption in this client group are of particular concern. We undertook a mixed method review of the literature, aiming to assess the Feasibility, Appropriateness, Meaningfulness and Effectiveness (FAME) of interventions designed to address the use of tobacco and/or alcohol in people with mild/moderate ID.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393–408
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Intellectual Disability Research
Volume57
Issue number5
Early online date28 Mar 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2013

Keywords

  • alcohol
  • tobacco
  • health promotion
  • intellectual disability
  • systematic review

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