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1. Citation: Sharfi, K., & Rosenblum, S. (2014). Activity and Participation Characteristics of Adults with Learning Disabilities-A Systematic Review.?PloS One,?9(9), e106657.
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Abstract: In this review of the literature on the activity and participation of adults with a learning disability (LD) based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) concepts, the authors identify 32 articles describing their status in the domain of major life areas (education, work and employment), 12 focused on the domain of learning and applying knowledge, and 18 concentrating on various other life domains such as communication, interpersonal interactions, mobility, and domestic life.
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Activity and participation characteristics of adults with learning disabilities: A systematic planned out, orderly, regular review

Review go over, check Question

The purpose of this review go over, check is to use standard health concepts to describe the literature on the daily activity and participation of adults with learning disabilities. Which health domains are the focus of existing research on adults with learning disabilities?


Learning disabilities are a wide group of neurological related to the brain and nervous system disorders that influence an individual's ability skill, are able, can to maintain, process, or convey information information, to learn more to others in an efficient way. This study reviews the literature on the activity and participation of adults with learning disabilities. "Activity" describes the execution of specific tasks, while "participation" describes involvement in a range of life situations.

Search Date

The review go over, check includes studies published before December 1, 2013.

Study Characteristics

The review go over, check included 62 articles. Studies had to be published in peer-reviewed journals in English. Studies also had to focus on adults (ages 18 and older) with learning disabilities as a primary health condition, as opposed to learning disabilities related to another disorder. condition, illness, medical problem Also, the main theme of the article had to be related, in the authors' view, to one of nine domains of activity and participation described in the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health model, a standard model of health and health-related domains.

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Key Results

The review go over, check shows that adults with learning disabilities may experience feel, have, go through limitations in activity and participation in a many different domains. Most articles (32) focused on major life areas, including education, work, or employment. Many other articles focused on general tasks and demands, such as daily routines, or on learning and applying knowledge. Few articles focused on other domains, such as social life and mobility. ability to move The review go over, check suggests that because definitions of learning disabilities tend to focus on academic limitations, researchers have focused mostly on academic domains and largely ignored some other important domains.

Quality of Evidence

The current research on adults with learning disabilities is limited. Part of the problem is a lack of consensus about the definition of learning disabilities. The authors state say, tell, condition that the literature search may have been too narrow to identify all the relevant studies.

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