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Prevalence and risk of violence against adults with disabilities : a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies Karen Hughes, Mark A Bellis, Lisa Jones, Sara Wood, Geoff Bates, Lindsay Eckley, Ellie McCoy, Christopher Mikton, Tom Shakespeare, Alana Officer

By: Hughes, Karen.
Contributor(s): Bellis, Mark A | Jones, Lisa | Wood, Sara | Bates, Geoff | Eckley, Lindsay | McCoy, Ellie | Mikton, Christopher | Shakespeare, Tom | Officer, Alana.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSeries: The Lancet.Publisher: Liverpool : John Moores University, Centre for Public Health, 2012; Geneva, Switz. : World Health Organization, 2012Description: electronic document (30 p.); PDF file: 449.24 KB.Subject(s): DISABLED PEOPLE | PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES | RECOMMENDED READING | DISABILITY | PREVALENCE | RISK FACTORS | STATISTICS | VIOLENCE | SYSTEMATIC REVIEWSOnline resources: Click here to access online | Access the website | Read the abstract In: The Lancet, 2012, 379: 1621-1629Summary: This systematic review on violence against adults with disabilities, published in The Lancet in 2012, found that overall disabled adults are 1.5 times more likely to be a victim of violence than those without a disability, while those with mental health conditions are at nearly four times the risk of experiencing violence. A review on the prevalence and risk of violence against children with disabilities was also published in The Lancet in 2012 (see record #3903). “The results of these reviews prove that people with disabilities are disproportionately vulnerable to violence, and their needs have been neglected for far too long,” notes Dr Etienne Krug, Director of WHO’s Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability. “We know that specific strategies exist to prevent violence and mitigate its consequences. We now need to determine if these also work for children and adults with disabilities. An agenda needs to be set for action”. (from the website) Record 4140
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The Lancet, 2012, 379: 1621-1629

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This systematic review on violence against adults with disabilities, published in The Lancet in 2012, found that overall disabled adults are 1.5 times more likely to be a victim of violence than those without a disability, while those with mental health conditions are at nearly four times the risk of experiencing violence. A review on the prevalence and risk of violence against children with disabilities was also published in The Lancet in 2012 (see record #3903). “The results of these reviews prove that people with disabilities are disproportionately vulnerable to violence, and their needs have been neglected for far too long,” notes Dr Etienne Krug, Director of WHO’s Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability. “We know that specific strategies exist to prevent violence and mitigate its consequences. We now need to determine if these also work for children and adults with disabilities. An agenda needs to be set for action”. (from the website) Record 4140