Longitudinal Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Study (LHIDDS): Examining the Effects of Modifiable Health Behaviors on Health and Function in Adults with I/DD
Using the original LHIDS instruments along with more refined recruitment methodologies, we propose to supplement the sample with 1,500 additional respondents— 500 from Black, Latino, and Asian American racial/ethnic backgrounds, and 1,000 from regions under-represented in the original study—to begin a longitudinal study to complement the LHIDS while we follow-up with the existing cohort for three more time points (2014, 2016, 2018).
- To examine whether there are racial and ethnic disparities in chronic health conditions, health behaviors(physical activity, dietary habits, smoking, alcohol intake, and oral hygiene) , health care access and utilization among adults with I/DD in general and at each time point.
- To examine changes across time in the prevalence of five health behaviors and their impact on Health-related Quality of Life (HRQOL) and chronic health conditions in adults with I/DD by gender, age group, level of ID, specific diagnostic group, race/ethnicity, and residential setting.
- To examine the impact of health behavior changes across time on psychosocial well-being and community participation in adults with I/DD by gender, age group, level of ID, specific diagnostic group, race/ethnicity, and residential setting.
Longitudinal health behavior data can support development of targeted health promotion programs.
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