Caregiver attitudes to gynaecological health of women with intellectual disability

Lan Ping Lin, Jin Ding Lin, Cordia M. Chu, Li Mei Chen

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摘要

Background There is little information available related to the reproductive health of people with intellectual disability (ID). The aims of the present study are to describe caregiver attitudes and to examine determinants of gynaecological health for women with ID. Method We recruited 1152 caregivers (response rate = 71.87%) and analysed their responses to a mailed-out, self-administered, structured questionnaire. We divided attitudinal perceptions of reproductive health into 4 domains: menstruation, menopause, sex education, and preventive healthcare. Each domain in turn had 5 issues (questions), with scores of 1 to 4 given according to the level of agreement with each issue (low to high score: strongly disagree, disagree, agree, and strongly agree). The total sum score for each domain was 520 (total score range: 2080). Results The respondents' attitudinal mean score was 57.78 ± 4.64 (range: 4875). The multiple logistic regression model revealed that the factors of "workplace training in reproductive health" (OR = 1.793, 95% CI = 1.312.46), "felt satisfied with public reproductive health services for the client" (OR = 0.694, 95% CI = 0.530.92), and "scores of reproductive health knowledge" (OR = 1.735, 95% CI = 1.292.34) were significantly correlated with attitudinal score level toward gynaecological health for women with ID. Conclusions: The study highlights that service authorities should address health policy initiatives to continue providing workplace training in reproductive health, public reproductive health services. There is also a need for caregivers to increase their knowledge of reproductive health.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)149-155
頁數7
期刊Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability
36
發行號3
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 九月 1 2011
對外發佈Yes

指紋

Attitude to Health
Reproductive Health
Intellectual Disability
Caregivers
caregiver
disability
health
Reproductive Health Services
United States Public Health Service
Women's Health
Workplace
Logistic Models
health service
workplace
Sex Education
Menstruation
menstruation
menopause
Disabled Persons
Menopause

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)

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Caregiver attitudes to gynaecological health of women with intellectual disability. / Lin, Lan Ping; Lin, Jin Ding; Chu, Cordia M.; Chen, Li Mei.

於: Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 卷 36, 編號 3, 01.09.2011, p. 149-155.

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章

Lin, Lan Ping ; Lin, Jin Ding ; Chu, Cordia M. ; Chen, Li Mei. / Caregiver attitudes to gynaecological health of women with intellectual disability. 於: Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability. 2011 ; 卷 36, 編號 3. 頁 149-155.
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