Correlates of Anxiety among Adults with Intellectual Disability: A Systematic Literature Review
Powers, Brittany M.
Freedman, Brian H.
Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities
Introduction: The aim of this systematic review was to synthe- size the literature on the correlates and risk factors of anxiety among adults with ID. Methods: Following the PRISMA guidelines, a systematic search of peer-reviewed literature was conducted across six major electronic databases. From an initial screening of 844 records, 13 studies were included for full-text review. Factors associated with anxiety were categorized utilizing the biopsychosocial model. Methodological quality was evaluated. Results: Correlates of anxiety were identified at all levels of the biopsychosocial model, including psychological or psychiatric diagnoses, level of ID, gender, chronic health conditions, stress- ful life events, and social interactions. Modifiable correlates were discussed as potential targets for designing anxiety interven- tions for adults with ID. Conclusion: Despite the increased recognition of the mental health needs of individuals with ID in recent years, this review highlighted a dearth of research investigating the risk factors of anxiety among this population.
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities on 08/16/2022, available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/19315864.2022.2111736. This article will be embargoed until 8/16/2023.
intellectual disability , anxiety , stress , risk factor , correlate
Brittany M. Powers, Freda Patterson, Brian H. Freedman & Sean Healy (2022) Correlates of Anxiety among Adults with Intellectual Disability: A Systematic Literature Review, Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, DOI: 10.1080/19315864.2022.2111736