Physical health issues in persons with Severe or Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities (SPIMD)
Aims: People with severe or profound intellectual and multiple disabilities experience a wide range of complex health problems. However, the prevalence of different types of health problems and their impact on quality of life is unclear. The aim of this systematic review was therefore to determine the type and prevalence of physical health problems in adults with severe or profound intellectual and multiple disabilities. Methods: Systematic review by searching Pubmed, Cinahl, Web of Science, Embase and PsycINFO databases in the period 2004-2013. Results: We identified 5682 studies. 23 studies met our inclusion criteria. The quality of the included studies was assessed using the SIGN-50 methodology checklist for cohort studies and we adjusted the risk of bias tool designed by Hoy et al (2012) for cross-sectional studies. The results of this assessment and the prevalence of physical health problems will be presented at the Congress.