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Prevalence of Psychopathology Among Mentally Retarded Adults
Research in Developmental Disabilities
  • John Charles Iverson, Marquette University
  • Robert A. Fox, Marquette University
Document Type
Article
Language
eng
Format of Original
7 p.
Publication Date
1-1-1989
Publisher
Elsevier
Disciplines
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.

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

Citation Information
John Charles Iverson and Robert A. Fox. "Prevalence of Psychopathology Among Mentally Retarded Adults" Research in Developmental Disabilities (1989) ISSN: 0891-4222
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_fox/43/