Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Study: Adults with Disabilities Targets of Abuse

Adults with disabilities are at a higher risk of getting physically and sexually abused than than non-disabled adults, a new study published by the Lancet concluded.
People with mental illness are about four times more likely -- and people with intellectual impairments are about one-and-half times more likely to get abused than non-disabled adults. The researchers from Liverpool John Moores University in England analyzed existing data from 26 studies regarding adult abuse worldwide.
As to why adults with disabilities are more susceptible to such crimes, experts say that impaired communication is often to blame.

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