Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/345401
Title:
Census of mental handicap in the Republic of Ireland, 1981.
Authors:
Mulcahy, Michael; Reynolds, Ann
Affiliation:
Medico-Social Research Board
Citation:
Mulcahy, M. & Reynolds, A. 1984. Census of mental handicap in the Republic of Ireland, 1981. Dublin: Medico-Social Research Board.
Publisher:
Medico-Social Research Board
Issue Date:
1984
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/345401
Item Type:
Dataset
Language:
en
Description:
A National Census of Mentally Handicapped Persons in the Republic of Ireland was carried out in 1981 by the Medico-Social Research Board. The Board had earlier decided that for various reasons, information derived from periodic censuses would prove easier to obtain and be less expensive than setting up a central national register of mentally handicapped persons. The first national Census of the Mentally Handicapped took place in 1974 and 1981 was considered an appropriate time for repeating the census because a national Census of Population was being undertaken that year. The methods employed in the collection of the latest Census data were broadly similar to those used in 1974. Information was sought primarily through Directors of Community Care and public health nurses in respect of the mentally handicapped living at home, and from· the management and nursing staff of various centres in respect of the mentally handicapped in residential care. The main objective of the Census was to obtain a true prevalence rate for moderate, severe and profound levels of handicap and an "administrative prevalence""for mild handicap. Persons with a mild or borderline degree of handicap were only included therefore if receiving a mental handicap service, that is, either attending such a service or receiving state allowances because of a mental handicap diagnosis. No effort was made to locate all mildly mentally handicapped persons. The 1974 Census had attempted to ascertain the mildly mentally handicapped in residential care only but the 1981 Census went further by including also the mildly mentally handicapped living at home.
Keywords:
LEARNING DISABILITY; PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY; CENSUS; MEDICAL RESEARCH
Local subject classification:
INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMulcahy, Michaelen
dc.contributor.authorReynolds, Annen
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-26T11:01:41Zen
dc.date.available2015-02-26T11:01:41Zen
dc.date.issued1984en
dc.identifier.citationMulcahy, M. & Reynolds, A. 1984. Census of mental handicap in the Republic of Ireland, 1981. Dublin: Medico-Social Research Board.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/345401en
dc.descriptionA National Census of Mentally Handicapped Persons in the Republic of Ireland was carried out in 1981 by the Medico-Social Research Board. The Board had earlier decided that for various reasons, information derived from periodic censuses would prove easier to obtain and be less expensive than setting up a central national register of mentally handicapped persons. The first national Census of the Mentally Handicapped took place in 1974 and 1981 was considered an appropriate time for repeating the census because a national Census of Population was being undertaken that year. The methods employed in the collection of the latest Census data were broadly similar to those used in 1974. Information was sought primarily through Directors of Community Care and public health nurses in respect of the mentally handicapped living at home, and from· the management and nursing staff of various centres in respect of the mentally handicapped in residential care. The main objective of the Census was to obtain a true prevalence rate for moderate, severe and profound levels of handicap and an "administrative prevalence""for mild handicap. Persons with a mild or borderline degree of handicap were only included therefore if receiving a mental handicap service, that is, either attending such a service or receiving state allowances because of a mental handicap diagnosis. No effort was made to locate all mildly mentally handicapped persons. The 1974 Census had attempted to ascertain the mildly mentally handicapped in residential care only but the 1981 Census went further by including also the mildly mentally handicapped living at home.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMedico-Social Research Boarden
dc.subjectLEARNING DISABILITYen
dc.subjectPEOPLE WITH DISABILITYen
dc.subjectCENSUSen
dc.subjectMEDICAL RESEARCHen
dc.subject.otherINTELLECTUAL DISABILITIESen
dc.titleCensus of mental handicap in the Republic of Ireland, 1981.en
dc.typeDataseten
dc.contributor.departmentMedico-Social Research Boarden
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