H M J van Schrojenstein Lantman-de Valk

Maastricht University, Maastricht, Provincie Limburg, Netherlands

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Publications (6)9.6 Total impact

  • Christine Linehan, P. N. Walsh, H. M. J. Van Schrojenstein Lantman-de Valk, M. P. Kerr, Frances Dawson, on behalf of the Group
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    ABSTRACT: Background  Evidence suggests that people with intellectual disabilities experience secondary health conditions and report inequities in health status and access to health systems. Reliable information is essential to identify health disparities. A review of health interview and health examination surveys conducted in 17 European countries was undertaken to determine whether people with intellectual disabilities were represented.Method  Using the online HIS HES database, 123 health surveys were scrutinized to determine whether they contained questions relevant to the Pomona 18 indicator set, and whether data could be extracted specifically on behalf of respondents with intellectual disabilities.Results  Findings reveal that while items relating to 16 of the Pomona 18 health indicators were found in 123 of the surveys scrutinized, only nine surveys were identified as having potential to extract data on respondents with intellectual disabilities.Conclusion  These findings have implications for those charged with the collection of comparable information about population health.
    Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities 06/2009; 22(5):409 - 420. · 1.38 Impact Factor
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    M Wullink, H M J van Schrojenstein Lantman-de Valk, G J Dinant, J F M Metsemakers
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    ABSTRACT: Since the 1990s, people with intellectual disability (ID) in the Netherlands have been moving from institutions to supported accommodation in the community. The Government is in need of recent data on the numbers of these people, to ensure adequate care provision and funding. This paper reports on the prevalence of people with ID in the Netherlands. The research question was: what is the lowest and highest estimation of prevalence of people with ID in the Netherlands? Two extrapolation methods were used, each consisting of a number of stages, using general practice databases and ID care services records. The prevalence of people with ID in the Netherlands was 0.7% (111,750 persons). Other assumptions yielded 0.54-0.64%. Arguments for the two extrapolation methods and the lowest and highest estimation of prevalence are discussed. Compared with 1988, there has been a slight decrease in the prevalence of people with ID in the Netherlands, even though we included all age groups and even people with ID of who were not included in ID care services records. By using general practitioner databases it was possible to identify these not registered people with ID.
    Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 08/2007; 51(Pt 7):511-9. · 1.88 Impact Factor
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    H M J van Schrojenstein Lantman-de Valk, M Wullink, M van den Akker, E W A van Heurn-Nijsten, J F M Metsemakers, G J Dinant
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    ABSTRACT: Current changes in care philosophy and diversity in care arrangements caused the need for a new estimate of the number of people with intellectual disability (ID), based on recent data. Previous estimates were based on client registrations, which was thought unreliable at this time. This manuscript studies the question how many people with ID can be found in (part of) the Netherlands. Identification of people with ID through a combination of general practice (GP) data bases and service registrations in the province of Limburg. The prevalence of people with ID appeared to be between 0.64% and 0.70%. About 0.21-0.27% were living with family or on their own; 55% of them did not use common ID services. Results are based on a combination of identification methods. Thirteen per cent of uncertain cases led to minimum and maximum estimates of the population. Limitations of the method and alternative ways of data collection are discussed.
    Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 02/2006; 50(Pt 1):61-8. · 1.88 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Abstract  The European Commission's Health Monitoring Programme culminated in the development of a set of European Community Health Indicators (ECHI) for the general population. Despite evidence of marked disparities between the health of people with intellectual disabilities (ID) and their peers in the general population, the ECHI contain no significant reference to people with ID. To address this deficit, a two-year grant from the Health Monitoring Programme was awarded to the Pomona project (a collection of researchers from 13 European countries). The project comprised exchanges of expertise; a critical review of published evidence about health and ID; and consultative processes in member states. The project's finding was that there was no systematic monitoring of the health of people with ID in EU member states and, as a consequence, a set of health indicators specific to people with ID was proposed that could lead to such systemic monitoring.
    Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities 12/2005; 2(3‐4):260 - 263. · 0.97 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Abstract  Reported here are the preliminary results of the second Dutch National Survey of General Practice in which data were collected on all contacts with general practitioners (GPs) during a 12-month period to determine characteristics of patients with intellectual disabilities (ID). Sociodemographic characteristics differed significantly between people with ID and controls, indicating significant differences in morbidity between the two groups (people with ID were found to have more psychological problems, more digestive problems, more ear problems, more neurological problems, and more general and unspecified problems).
    Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities 09/2004; 1(2):107 - 109. · 0.97 Impact Factor
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    Patricia Noonan Walsh, Mike Kerr, H M J van Schrojenstein Lantman-de Valk
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    ABSTRACT: People with intellectual disabilities make up about 1% of the population of Europe. As trends toward community life advance, they have become more visible and more likely to access generic health systems. Yet evidence suggests that there are striking disparities between the health of this group and that of the general population. Increased longevity means that adults in this group expect to live longer lives and thus to encounter age-related risks for various health conditions. The 'Pomona' project, funded by the EU Health Monitoring Unit, aims to develop a set of health indicators for people with intellectual disabilities. It will build on the work accomplished by the team developing ECHI--European Community Health Indicators. This article outlines the rationale for the project, key elements in its implementation and expected outcomes.
    The European Journal of Public Health 10/2003; 13(3 Suppl):47-50. · 2.52 Impact Factor