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Presentation
Effects of Antiepileptic Medications on Bone Density in Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
The Research and Scholarship Symposium
  • Carly R Gregory, Cedarville University
  • Hannah L. Stedge, Cedarville University
  • Robyn K. Brandenburg
Type of Submission
Poster
Keywords
  • Antiepileptic medications,
  • intellectual and developmental disabilities
Abstract
Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are commonly prescribed antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) to manage seizures, manage behavior, and stabilize mood. Though research has been done on the effects of antiepileptic medications in patients with epilepsy, little study has been done on the persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities population. After surveying IDD patients with a history and current use of AEDs on osteoprotective behaviors, we were unable to use SPSS due to incomplete surveys and low sample sizes. However, we were still able to analyze for common themes, and we found that the most prevalent use of AEDs was for the management of epileptic seizures. We also found that the majority of participants completed weight bearing exercise, including walking, running, or weight lifting, more than three times per week and felt that they consumed a balanced diet. Vitamin D was the most commonly used supplement, and calcium was only used by four participants. Future research collection needs to have a larger sample size as well as more knowledgeable and thorough completion of surveys.
Campus Venue
Stevens Student Center
Location
Cedarville, OH
Start Date
4-20-2016 11:00 AM
End Date
4-20-2016 2:00 PM
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Citation Information
Carly R Gregory, Hannah L. Stedge and Robyn K. Brandenburg. "Effects of Antiepileptic Medications on Bone Density in Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities" (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/hannah_stedge/8/