April 2011

AFP Cover 2011 April


April 2011 Vol 40 (4) 177-256

The theme for the April issue of AFP is Disability. This month's articles include intellectual disability, sex and intellectual disability – dealing with sexual health issues, cerebral palsy in childhood, behavioural concerns – assessment and management of people with intellectual disability and Australians with Down syndrome – health matters.


Intellectual disability

Janice Charles, Christopher Harrison, Helena Britt

Sex and intellectual disability

Dealing with sexual health issues

Gillian Eastgate

Cerebral palsy in childhood

Dinah Reddihough

Behavioural concerns

Assessment and management of people with intellectual disability

Robyn Woods

Australians with Down syndrome

Health matters

Jane Tracy

Up front

People with disabilities

A rewarding challenge in general practice

Jane Tracy

Letters to the editor


Bladder cancer

Current management

Ranjan Arianayagam, Mohan Arianayagam, Prem Rashid


Miranda A Paraskeva, Brigitte M Borg, Matthew T Naughton


Clinical applications for skin surgery

Peter Kim, Hyung-Joo Kim


Women with intellectual disabilities

A study of sexuality, sexual abuse and protection skills

Gillian Eastgate, Mieke van Driel, Nicholas G Lennox, Elly Scheermeyer

Diabetic retinopathy

Screening and management by Australian GPs

Daniel Ting, Jonathon Ng, Nigel Morlet, Joshua Yuen, Antony Clark, Hugh Taylor, Jill Keefe, David Preen

Opioid substitution therapy

A study of GP participation in prescribing

Jane Scarborough, Jaklin Eliott, Annette Braunack-Mayer


Legal medicine

How to prepare a report

Roy G Beran

Capacity to consent to treatment

Sara Bird

Back pages

Book reviews

Clinical challenge

Nyoli Valentine


AFP Podcasts

Interviews April 2011

People with disabilities – a rewarding challenge in general practice

Dr Jane Tracy discusses in detail the health care of a person with Down Syndrome including the importance of considering preventive health issues, as well as conditions more prevalent in people with Down syndrome. Tips for communication and useful resources are also considered

Duration: 23 minutes 42 seconds
File size: 5MB

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Cerebral palsy in childhood

Professor Dinah Reddihough discusses cerebral palsy in childhood, including the range of conditions it can include and provides a structure for management. She also discusses what GPs should consider in an undifferentiated presentation of a child with cerebral palsy

Duration: 18 minutes
File size: 4MB

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Sex and intellectual disability – dealing with sexual health issues / Women with intellectual disabilities – a study of sexuality, sexual abuse and protection skills

Dr Gillian Eastgate discusses two articles looking at the issues of intellectual disability and sexual health. The research article explores the understanding of sexual relationships, education and abuse amongst women with an intellectual disability. The focus article then considers the clinical issues in the area for GPs

Duration: 14 minutes 58 seconds
File size: 3MB

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