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Health Sciences & Medicine
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Learning disabilities occur in 3-13% of adults. Males are females are equally susceptible to this problem, thus there are no gender specificity for learning disabilities (LD) occurrence. Contemporary system of curative and preventive care requires sufficient number of facilities for health screening.


But what is specificity of mass screening in the group of females with LD
For collecting/selecting evidence related to this question we used the hand-search of published literature (i.e. journal, articles, books, manuals etc) and search of electronic databases (i.e. OVID, MEDLINE, HINARI, the Cochrane database of systematic reviews, EMBASE and the Database of Abstracts of Reviews (DARE) etc). The Cochrane Library brings together a number of regularly updated evidence-based medicine databases, including the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, The Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE), The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), The Cochrane Methodology Register, The NHS Economic Evaluation Database, Health Technology Assessment Database and The Cochrane Database of Methodology Reviews (CDMR). Unfortunately Cochrane Group did not produce any systematic review on the issues of the mass screening in women with learning disabilities. (The Cochrane Library Issue 2, 2006).
Another source of evidence based practice is Critically Appraised Trials (CATs). But there were no trials on the issue of the mass screening amongst females with LD (e.g. ...
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