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Life expectancy for people with disabilities.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20871150     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article reviews the literature on life expectancy in the disabled population. The literature is surveyed with regard to the main elements that reduce life expectancy for people with disabilities. These are immobility, cognitive and intellectual impairment, swallowing problems and tube feeding, epilepsy and incontinence. The article discusses various improvements in survival in the last few years and discusses the possibility of further improvements in the future. The difficulties are discussed with regard to early prediction of life expectancy both in childhood and after an acute neurological event in adulthood. The literature is then reviewed with regard to the cohort studies on quantification of life expectancy in disabled people. The literature is discussed and pragmatic clinical conclusions are drawn.
Raji Thomas; Michael Barnes
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  NeuroRehabilitation     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1878-6448     ISO Abbreviation:  NeuroRehabilitation     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-27     Completed Date:  2011-01-21     Revised Date:  2011-05-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9113791     Medline TA:  NeuroRehabilitation     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  201-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Disabled Persons / rehabilitation,  statistics & numerical data*
Life Expectancy*
Comment In:
NeuroRehabilitation. 2011;28(2):161   [PMID:  21447916 ]

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