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J Intellect Disabil Res. 2009 Aug;53(8):687-94. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2788.2009.01182.x. Epub 2009 Jun 12.

Consensus guidelines into the management of epilepsy in adults with an intellectual disability.

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Welsh Centre for Learning Disabilities, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff CF14 1YS, UK. kerrmp@cf.ac.uk

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Epilepsy has a pervasive impact on the lives of people with intellectual disability and their carers. The delivery of high-quality care is impacted on by the complexity and diversity of epilepsy in this population. This article presents the results of a consensus clinical guideline process.

RESULTS:

A Delphi process identified a list of priority areas for the development of evidence-based guidelines. All guidelines were graded and consensus on scoring was achieved across the guideline group.

CONCLUSION:

There is a dearth of high-quality evidence from well-constructed studies on which to base guidance. However, the development of internationally derived consensus guidelines may further support the management of epilepsy in adults with an intellectual disability.

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