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Mental health needs of people with learning disabilities – are mental health nurses prepared?

Working directly with people with learning disabilities during medical training can improve knowledge of specific issues and attitudes in health care professionals

The mental health needs of people with learning disabilities may be overlooked.

In this blog, Paula Hopes looks at review of literature, which sets out to discover how prepared mental health nurses are to respond to these needs.

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Endeavour Connect: An interface to support independent Facebook use by people with learning disabilities

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As more people are using social media sites, it is important that people with learning disabilities are not excluded.

Here, Michelle Gregory looks at a pilot study evaluating the use of an interface to help people with learning disabilities use Facebook.

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Mammography – helping women with learning disabilities to prepare

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Previous studies have suggested that women with learning disabities can feel frustrated at their lack of preparation for attendance for a mammogram.

Here Rosalyn Hithersay looks at a study, which sets out to develop a measure of preparedness for the procedure.

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Living with chronic illness: psychosocial experiences

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People with learning disabilities are living longer and, as a result, are experiencing chronic illness. Here, Katherine Runswick Cole reflects on a review of the literature looking at the psychosocial impacts of living with chronic illness.

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Interventions to reduce imaging use in low-back pain

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In this blog, Nicky Butler considers a systematic review that investigated the effectiveness of interventions designed to reduce the use of imaging and, consequently, improve both medical practice and my patients’ outcomes.

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Internet based interventions for depression: how can we increase acceptance?

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Raluca Lucacel summarises an RCT of Internet based interventions for depression, which finds that a brief informational video shown to people with depression before they receive their treatment, helps to increase their acceptance of the Internet based intervention.

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Nursing skills in diabetes, recognition and management: are learning disability and mental health nurses health literate?

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People with learning disabilities are more at risk of developing diabetes, but how prepared are learning disability nurses to support them?

Here, Paula Hopes looks at a pre- and post- test evaluation on a one-day workshop focusing on this very issue.

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Increased risk of mortality in people with learning disabilities and epilepsy: Findings from a systematic review

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Epilepsy affects approximately 22% of people with learning disabilities, compared to approximately 1% of the general population.

Here, Silvana Mengoni looks at a systematic review of the literature investigating mortality in people with learning disabilities and epilepsy.

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Health surveillance, prevention and protection activities for people with learning disabilities could be increased

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Health inequalities experienced by people with learning disabilities are well documented in the literature.

Here, in her debut blog, Sarah Richardson looks at the results of a survey of community learning disability nurses regarding their role in implementing public health policies, focusing on health prevention and protection.

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Preventative healthcare – understanding uptake and barriers for people with learning disabilities

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We know that people with learning disabilities experience poor health and unequal access to healthcare but what about access to preventative healthcare measures?

Here, in her debut blog, Angela Henderson looks at a Canadian study, which looked at matched groups of people with and without learning disabilities to look at rates of uptake of regular health checks and participation in cancer screening as indicators of preventative healthcare.

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