15 oktober 2020

The association between medication use and gait in adults

Adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) often have polypharmacy and often use antipsychotics.


Both polypharmacy and antipsychotics have a negative effect on gait in the general population, but this has not been studied in adults with ID. These negative effects may add to pre‚Äźexisting gait disturbances in adults with ID and increase the risk for adverse health outcomes in this population.

Therefore, the aim of this study is to investigate the difference in gait parameters between adults with ID with and without polypharmacy and between adults with ID using and not using antipsychotics. Read more.