Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN)

Positive Cardiometabolic Health For People With Intellectual Disability

 

**New Resources Available**

New Responsible Psychotropic Prescribing to People with an Intellectual Disability Podcasts now available here

Free online learning modules on Cardiometabolic Health in People with Intellectual Disability now available at http://www.idhealtheducation.edu.au/

 

Download the ADULT version of Positive Cardiometabolic Health for People with an Intellectual Disability: an Early Intervention Framework here.

Download the ADOLESCENT version of Positive Cardiometabolic Health for People with an Intellectual Disability: an Early Intervention Framework here.

 

For people with an intellectual disability and carers: print and take with you to the doctor

The below postcards can be printed and taken to your doctor. The front side of the postcards contain information for people with an intellectual disability or carers. The back side of each postcard provides information for the doctor about the above resources.

 

The Early Intervention Framework has been endorsed and/or approved by these organisations.

 

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What is Positive Cardiometabolic Health for People with an Intellectual Disability: an Early Intervention Framework?

People with an intellectual disability (ID) experience poorer health and higher mortality rates than the general population. A major contributor to this health inequality is the high rate of cardiometabolic disease experienced by people with an ID. Cardiometabolic risk factors for people with an ID differ from the general population; they include higher rates of psychotropic medication prescription and polypharmacy, and certain genetic syndromes associated with ID.

Positive Cardiometabolic Health for People with an Intellectual Disability: an Early Intervention Framework (the Early Intervention Framework) has been adapted from a well-accepted, generalist monitoring framework to address the specific cardiometabolic health needs of people with an ID. The Early Intervention Framework guides medical professionals through cardiometabolic risk screening, provides intervention strategies tailored to people with an ID, identifies specific syndromes with altered cardiometabolic risk profiles and links to accessible resources for clinicians, people with an ID and carers.

The Early Intervention Framework was developed in consultation with the authors of the original, generalist monitoring framework and a range of national and international experts. It was funded by Mental Health – Children & Young People, MHDAO, NSW Health.

This peer-reviewed article, published in the Australian Journal of Primary Health, describes the development process and main recommendations of Early Intervention Framework. Please click here to view the article.

 

To access a plain English version of the article click here.

To access an Easy English version of the article click here.

 

Free cardiometabolic resources

Please click the links below to access a range of free-to-download resources for clinicians, formal and informal carers and people with an intellectual disability.

 

For further information, contact 3DN on dddn@unsw.edu.au or 02 9931 9160.

 

Cardiometabolic Framework Launch - July 22, 2016

Mr Michael Sullivan
 
In this film, Mr Michael Sullivan explains why cardiometabolic health and the early Intervention Framework are important.
 

 

The Hon Scott Farlow
 
In this film, the Hon. Scott Farlow officially launches Positive Cardiometabolic Health for People with an Intellectual Disability: an early intervention framework.
 

 

Professor Julian Trollor
 
In this film, Prof Julian Trollor discusses cardiometabolic health in people with an ID and introduces the new resource Positive Cardiometabolic Health for People with an Intellectual Disability: an early intervention framework.
 
Download a PDF of the presentation here.
 

 

Ms Arahni Sont
 
In this film, Ms Arahni Sont discusses the experiences of her and her son, Shai and how they maintain positive cardiometabolic health.
 
Download a PDF of the presentation here.
 

 

Panel 1: Making a difference to cardiometabolic risk
 
In this film, Mr Michael Sullivan chairs a panel on implementation and use of the Early Intervention Framework. Panel members include Dr Simon Rosenbaum, Dr Jackie Curtis and Prof Julian Trollor.
 

 

Panel 2: Clinical approaches to managing risk
 
In this film, Prof Julian Trollor chairs a panel on multidisciplinary approaches to cardiometabolic care. Panel members include Ms Jessica Bellamy, Dr David Dossetor, Ms Arahni Sont and Dr Aline Smith.
 
 
 
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From left to right: A/Prof Philip Ward, Dr Simon Rosenbaum, Mr Michael Sullivan, Prof Julian Trollor, Ms Jessica Bellamy,
Dr Jackie Curtis, Ms Arahni Sont, The Hon. Scott Farlow.
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