Enriching outcomes for persons with intellectual disabilities: choice, individuality and collaboration are key to effective eHealth

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Commentary on: Oudshoorn CEM, Frielink N, Nijs SLP, Embregts PJCM. eHealth in the support of people with mild intellectual disability in daily life: a systematic review. J Appl Res Intellect Disabil 2019;00:1–22.

Implications for practice and research

  • This review highlights a need for more individualised, planned and collaborative approaches when using eHealth to assist persons with mild intellectual disabilities.

  • Further research is required to tackle the significant lack of rigorous evidence on eHealth interventions for people with mild intellectual disabilities.

Context

eHealth can be used to support daily functioning and independence for people with intellectual disabilities.1 Yet there is a distinct lack of evidence to support how we can use services most effectively. This is most important in today’s post COVID-19 environment, as healthcare increasingly needs to embrace technology to support our most vulnerable citizens, as …

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