Title

Prevalence of Psychopathology Among Mentally Retarded Adults

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

7 p.

Publication Date

1989

Publisher

Elsevier

Source Publication

Research in Developmental Disabilities

Source ISSN

0891-4222

Abstract

The prevalence of psychopathological disorders was determined in a random, stratified sample of 165 adults, 110 males and 55 females, with mental retardation using the Psychopathology Instrument for Mentally Retarded Adults. Stratified variables included mental retardation level and living environment (institutional, family, independent). Results showed that 35.9% of the sample had at least one significant psychopathological disorder. Presence of pathology was related to level of retardation, but not to living environment, sex, or age. Difficulties associated with assessing pathology in persons with mental retardation are described.

Comments

Research in Developmental Disabilities, Vol. 10, No. 1 (1989): 77-83. DOI.

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