Co-occurring mental disorder and intellectual disability in a large sample of Australian prisoners
Shannon Dias, Robert S Ware, Stuart A Kinner, Nicholas G Lennox
AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2013
OBJECTIVE: Prisoners with intellectual disability who have a coexisting mental health issue often have unmet health needs and are more likely to reoffend than those with intellectual disability alone. The aims of this study were to estimate the prevalence of co-occurring mental disorder among prisoners with intellectual disability and to explore the association between intellectual disability and mental disorder. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of adult prisoners within 6 weeks of release from custody in seven prisons in Queensland, Australia between August 2008 and July 2010. Intellectual disability was assessed using a practical composite screening tool. Prisoners who scored <85 on the Haye..View full abstract
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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
This work was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (strategic award 409966, and career development award 1004765 to SAK).