Trends in the use of psychotropic drugs in people with intellectual disability in Taiwan: A nationwide outpatient service study, 1997-2007

Shang Wei Hsu, Po Huang Chiang, Yu Chia Chang, Jin Ding Lin, Ho Jui Tung, Chao Yun Chen

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Abstract

This study aims to examine trends in outpatient psychotropic drug use among people with intellectual disabilities in Taiwan. The NHI outpatient medication records between January 1, 1997 and December 31, 2007 for people with intellectual disabilities were analyzed to observe the percent change, prevalence and prescription trends in psychotropic drugs. The overall prevalence of psychotropic medication increased from 17.82% to 23.22% during the study period. Results from stepwise logistic analysis demonstrated that females, the elderly, and individuals suffering from catastrophic disease were more prone to receive psychotropic drugs and that those with mild intellectual disability were less likely to receive psychotropic drugs. The percentage change in prescription rates of antipsychotics, hypnotics/sedatives, and antidepressants were 85.30%, 127.25%, and 167.50%, respectively, and the trends were statistically significant (p< 0.05). Taiwan's NHI program and off-label use of psychotropic drugs might have attributed to this trend.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)364-372
Number of pages9
JournalResearch in Developmental Disabilities
Volume35
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Psychotropic Drugs
Disabled Persons
Ambulatory Care
Taiwan
Intellectual Disability
Prescriptions
Outpatients
Off-Label Use
Hypnotics and Sedatives
Antidepressive Agents
Antipsychotic Agents

Keywords

  • Intellectual disability
  • Psychotropic drugs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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Trends in the use of psychotropic drugs in people with intellectual disability in Taiwan : A nationwide outpatient service study, 1997-2007. / Hsu, Shang Wei; Chiang, Po Huang; Chang, Yu Chia; Lin, Jin Ding; Tung, Ho Jui; Chen, Chao Yun.

In: Research in Developmental Disabilities, Vol. 35, No. 2, 01.02.2014, p. 364-372.

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Hsu, Shang Wei ; Chiang, Po Huang ; Chang, Yu Chia ; Lin, Jin Ding ; Tung, Ho Jui ; Chen, Chao Yun. / Trends in the use of psychotropic drugs in people with intellectual disability in Taiwan : A nationwide outpatient service study, 1997-2007. In: Research in Developmental Disabilities. 2014 ; Vol. 35, No. 2. pp. 364-372.
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