Abstract

This observational cross-sectional study presents methods employed in designing and undertaking a suite of eight health assessments, purposely named The Health Fair, as part of Wave 2 (2014) of the Intellectual Disability Supplement to the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (IDS-TILDA) study. Overall, 604 persons of all levels of intellectual disability, aged 40 years and above and in different living circumstances, participated. The Health Fair process was mobile and overcame barriers such as communication challenges or access that people with intellectual disability face. This protocol could support researchers and practitioners in clinical practice to guide and improve the health assessment of people with intellectual disability to facilitate a better understanding of their health pathways and improve health care delivery and services.

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