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Nicholas G Lennox

Email: n.lennox@uq.edu.au
MBBS, BMedSc, DipObst, PhD, FRACGP, is Professor and Director, Queensland Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disability, School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Mater Hospitals, Brisbane, Queensland.

Comprehensive health assessments for adults with intellectual disability living in the community Weighing up the costs and benefits

In 2007, the Commonwealth Government included health assessments for people with intellectual disability as a Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item number. However, despite this, the uptake of...

Intellectual disability, sexuality and sexual abuse prevention A study of family members and support workers

Many people with intellectual disability live in supported accommodation,1 or with family, and many lack jobs, meaningful activities or close relationships in their life.3,4 Unrecognised health...

Women with intellectual disabilities A study of sexuality, sexual abuse and protection skills

Sexual abuse and abusive relationships are known to be especially common in people with intellectual disability. This study explored how women with intellectual disability understand sex, ...


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