Type of Submission

Poster

Keywords

Antiepileptic medications, intellectual and developmental disabilities

Abstract

Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are commonly prescribed antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) to manage seizures, manage behavior, and stabilize mood. Though research has been done on the effects of antiepileptic medications in patients with epilepsy, little study has been done on the persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities population. After surveying IDD patients with a history and current use of AEDs on osteoprotective behaviors, we were unable to use SPSS due to incomplete surveys and low sample sizes. However, we were still able to analyze for common themes, and we found that the most prevalent use of AEDs was for the management of epileptic seizures. We also found that the majority of participants completed weight bearing exercise, including walking, running, or weight lifting, more than three times per week and felt that they consumed a balanced diet. Vitamin D was the most commonly used supplement, and calcium was only used by four participants. Future research collection needs to have a larger sample size as well as more knowledgeable and thorough completion of surveys.

Campus Venue

Stevens Student Center

Location

Cedarville, OH

Start Date

4-20-2016 11:00 AM

End Date

4-20-2016 2:00 PM

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

 
Apr 20th, 11:00 AM Apr 20th, 2:00 PM

Effects of Antiepileptic Medications on Bone Density in Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Cedarville, OH

Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are commonly prescribed antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) to manage seizures, manage behavior, and stabilize mood. Though research has been done on the effects of antiepileptic medications in patients with epilepsy, little study has been done on the persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities population. After surveying IDD patients with a history and current use of AEDs on osteoprotective behaviors, we were unable to use SPSS due to incomplete surveys and low sample sizes. However, we were still able to analyze for common themes, and we found that the most prevalent use of AEDs was for the management of epileptic seizures. We also found that the majority of participants completed weight bearing exercise, including walking, running, or weight lifting, more than three times per week and felt that they consumed a balanced diet. Vitamin D was the most commonly used supplement, and calcium was only used by four participants. Future research collection needs to have a larger sample size as well as more knowledgeable and thorough completion of surveys.

 

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