Background Population based surveys on quality of life for people with Down syndrome resident in the City of Rome Background Population based surveys on quality of life for people with Down syndrome (DS) are difficult to be realized because of case detection and privacy restrictions, but they are needed for service organization. Methods Data on medical and social conditions of 518 people with DS resident in the City of Rome, were collected through a population-based research. Family-doctors of National Health Service have been involved and families-reported questionnaires have been collected. Results and conclusion There is evidence of wide unmet needs. Excellent results reached by some persons with DS have great visibility on the media, but disinformation can result about the real needs of the majority. A kind of re-appraisal on the human right to be peacefully different without the duty to be excellente, in order to be visible, is required.
|Translated title of the contribution||Lisu: Limits surmountable. Survey on the quality of life of people with Down syndrome in the Municipality of Rome reflections on a census|
|Title of host publication||Quaderni ACP|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health