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© 2018 American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Allen Press, Inc. There is increasing emphasis on needs-led service provision for people with intellectual disability (ID). This study outlines the statistical cluster analysis of clinical data from 1,692 individuals accessing secondary care ID services in the United Kingdom (U.K.) Using objective needs assessment data from a newly developed ID assessment tool, six clusters were identified. These had clinical face validity and were validated using six concurrently (but independently) rated tools. In keeping with previous studies, the clusters varied in terms of overall level of need as well as specific clinical features (autism spectrum disorder, mental health problems, challenging behaviors and physical health conditions). More work is now needed to further develop these clusters and explore their utility for planning, commissioning and optimizing needs-led services.
Author(s): Painter J, Ingham B, Trevithick L, Hastings RP, Roy A
Publication type: Review
Publication status: Published
Journal: American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Print publication date: 01/09/2018
Acceptance date: 30/11/2017
ISSN (print): 1944-7515
ISSN (electronic): 1944-7558
Publisher: American Association on Mental Retardation