Self-rated health and quality of life in adults attending regional disability services in Ireland.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302726
Title:
Self-rated health and quality of life in adults attending regional disability services in Ireland.
Authors:
Boland, Máirín C; Daly, Leslie; Staines, Anthony
Affiliation:
UCD School of Public Health and Population Science, University College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland. mairin.boland@hse.ie
Citation:
Self-rated health and quality of life in adults attending regional disability services in Ireland. 2009, 2 (2):95-103 Disabil Health J
Journal:
Disability and health journal
Issue Date:
Apr-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302726
DOI:
10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.11.005
PubMed ID:
21122747
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=21122747
Abstract:
There is limited background information on self-rated health in people with disability in Ireland. This paper examines self-rated health scores and dimensions of functioning in people attending disability services and compares scores to the general population in Ireland, which has not been done before.; Face-to-face interviews were carried out with 247 adults with intellectual disability and 180 with physical or sensory disability attending regional residential, day activity, or training disability centres in the East Coast Area of Ireland. EuroQol ED-5Q was used to assess five dimensions of functioning and quality of life, supplemented by questions taken from the national population study on general health, mental health, and quality of life.; Clients with intellectual disability scored their quality of life significantly higher than the adult general population. They scored their mental health significantly lower compared with clients with physical/sensory disability. Compared to clients with intellectual disability, and to the general population, clients with physical or sensory disability scored their quality of life significantly lower. They had more problems in all EuroQol ED-5Q dimensions (mobility; self-care; being able to carry out one's usual activities; pain; and anxiety) than both the general population and clients with intellectual disability.; These results give an insight into self-rated health and quality of life of regional disability services attendees. Findings provide an indicator of health needs and provide a baseline to measure the impact of interventions. Further elucidation of the relationship between functional impairment and quality of life in those with disability is needed. Factors affecting self-rating of health in people with intellectual disabilities need further exploration.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
BACKGROUND: There is limited background information on self-rated health in people with disability in Ireland. This paper examines self-rated health scores and dimensions of functioning in people attending disability services and compares scores to the general population in Ireland, which has not been done before. METHODS: Face-to-face interviews were carried out with 247 adults with intellectual disability and 180 with physical or sensory disability attending regional residential, day activity, or training disability centres in the East Coast Area of Ireland. EuroQol ED-5Q was used to assess five dimensions of functioning and quality of life, supplemented by questions taken from the national population study on general health, mental health, and quality of life. RESULTS: Clients with intellectual disability scored their quality of life significantly higher than the adult general population. They scored their mental health significantly lower compared with clients with physical/sensory disability. Compared to clients with intellectual disability, and to the general population, clients with physical or sensory disability scored their quality of life significantly lower. They had more problems in all EuroQol ED-5Q dimensions (mobility; self-care; being able to carry out one's usual activities; pain; and anxiety) than both the general population and clients with intellectual disability. CONCLUSION: These results give an insight into self-rated health and quality of life of regional disability services attendees. Findings provide an indicator of health needs and provide a baseline to measure the impact of interventions. Further elucidation of the relationship between functional impairment and quality of life in those with disability is needed. Factors affecting self-rating of health in people with intellectual disabilities need further exploration.
Keywords:
DISABILITY; COMMUNITY HEALTH; QUALITY OF LIFE
MeSH:
Activities of Daily Living; Adolescent; Adult; Anxiety; Disabled Persons; Health Services; Health Status; Humans; Intellectual Disability; Interviews as Topic; Ireland; Mental Health; Mobility Limitation; Pain; Quality of Life; Self Care; Self Report; Sensation Disorders
ISSN:
1936-6574

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBoland, Máirín Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDaly, Leslieen_GB
dc.contributor.authorStaines, Anthonyen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-04T15:00:48Z-
dc.date.available2013-10-04T15:00:48Z-
dc.date.issued2009-04-
dc.identifier.citationSelf-rated health and quality of life in adults attending regional disability services in Ireland. 2009, 2 (2):95-103 Disabil Health Jen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1936-6574-
dc.identifier.pmid21122747-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.dhjo.2008.11.005-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/302726-
dc.descriptionBACKGROUND: There is limited background information on self-rated health in people with disability in Ireland. This paper examines self-rated health scores and dimensions of functioning in people attending disability services and compares scores to the general population in Ireland, which has not been done before. METHODS: Face-to-face interviews were carried out with 247 adults with intellectual disability and 180 with physical or sensory disability attending regional residential, day activity, or training disability centres in the East Coast Area of Ireland. EuroQol ED-5Q was used to assess five dimensions of functioning and quality of life, supplemented by questions taken from the national population study on general health, mental health, and quality of life. RESULTS: Clients with intellectual disability scored their quality of life significantly higher than the adult general population. They scored their mental health significantly lower compared with clients with physical/sensory disability. Compared to clients with intellectual disability, and to the general population, clients with physical or sensory disability scored their quality of life significantly lower. They had more problems in all EuroQol ED-5Q dimensions (mobility; self-care; being able to carry out one's usual activities; pain; and anxiety) than both the general population and clients with intellectual disability. CONCLUSION: These results give an insight into self-rated health and quality of life of regional disability services attendees. Findings provide an indicator of health needs and provide a baseline to measure the impact of interventions. Further elucidation of the relationship between functional impairment and quality of life in those with disability is needed. Factors affecting self-rating of health in people with intellectual disabilities need further exploration.en_GB
dc.description.abstractThere is limited background information on self-rated health in people with disability in Ireland. This paper examines self-rated health scores and dimensions of functioning in people attending disability services and compares scores to the general population in Ireland, which has not been done before.-
dc.description.abstractFace-to-face interviews were carried out with 247 adults with intellectual disability and 180 with physical or sensory disability attending regional residential, day activity, or training disability centres in the East Coast Area of Ireland. EuroQol ED-5Q was used to assess five dimensions of functioning and quality of life, supplemented by questions taken from the national population study on general health, mental health, and quality of life.-
dc.description.abstractClients with intellectual disability scored their quality of life significantly higher than the adult general population. They scored their mental health significantly lower compared with clients with physical/sensory disability. Compared to clients with intellectual disability, and to the general population, clients with physical or sensory disability scored their quality of life significantly lower. They had more problems in all EuroQol ED-5Q dimensions (mobility; self-care; being able to carry out one's usual activities; pain; and anxiety) than both the general population and clients with intellectual disability.-
dc.description.abstractThese results give an insight into self-rated health and quality of life of regional disability services attendees. Findings provide an indicator of health needs and provide a baseline to measure the impact of interventions. Further elucidation of the relationship between functional impairment and quality of life in those with disability is needed. Factors affecting self-rating of health in people with intellectual disabilities need further exploration.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=21122747en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Disability and health journalen_GB
dc.subjectDISABILITYen_GB
dc.subjectCOMMUNITY HEALTHen_GB
dc.subjectQUALITY OF LIFEen_GB
dc.subject.meshActivities of Daily Living-
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAnxiety-
dc.subject.meshDisabled Persons-
dc.subject.meshHealth Services-
dc.subject.meshHealth Status-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIntellectual Disability-
dc.subject.meshInterviews as Topic-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMental Health-
dc.subject.meshMobility Limitation-
dc.subject.meshPain-
dc.subject.meshQuality of Life-
dc.subject.meshSelf Care-
dc.subject.meshSelf Report-
dc.subject.meshSensation Disorders-
dc.titleSelf-rated health and quality of life in adults attending regional disability services in Ireland.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUCD School of Public Health and Population Science, University College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland. mairin.boland@hse.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalDisability and health journalen_GB

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