COVID-19 related questions 

Everyone is working hard to ensure that the Corona virus cannot further disrupt our society. Currently, both institutions that provide curative care and our partner organizations providing care to people with intellectual disabilities play a crucial role.

The Dutch Association of Academic Collaborative Centers Intellectual Disabilities aims to assist these organizations in rapidly answering their questions related to corona and it’s consequences for the care and support for people with an intellectual disability. Scientists affiliated to all Dutch Academic Collaborative Centers jointly collect relevant scientific knowledge from the (inter)national literature.

Below you will find the questions to which the Association already provided an answer, devided in the themes behaviour, health, and participation.

Stay healthy and safe.

On behalf of the Dutch Association of Academic Collaborative Centers Intellectual Disabilities,

Prof. Petri Embregts

  • Behaviour
  • The day programs of persons with intellectual disabilities in the Netherlands are not as usual due to the Corona crisis. This may cause unrest and under stimulation. Do you have ideas on how to create a varied day program for persons with intellectual disabilities during this period?

    The answer to this question can be found in this PDF.

  • Could you develop a simple and brief instrument to measure current quality of life within the residential facilities for people with ID? (within the current situation concerning the Corona virus)

    The answer to this question can be found in this PDF.

  • Which e-mental health programs are evidence-based for people with ID (both residential and community; youth/adult)? What conditions need to be met for online treatment?

    The answer to this question can be found in this PDF.

  • Does vitamin C contribute to milder course of COVID-19?

    The answer to this question can be found in this PDF.

  • Due to the Coronavirus-COVID-19 physical contact should be avoided as much as possible. How are you then able to make contact with persons with both intellectual and visual disabilities (visually impaired or blind)?

    The answer to this question can be found in this PDF.

  • What are the quality, validity and reliability of various health apps and websites related to the COVID-19 virus (Corona)?

    The answer to this question can be found in this PDF.

  • Health
  • What is the relationship between the use of benzodiazepines and antipsychotics and the development of respiratory infections?

    The answer to this question can be found in this PDF.

  • Are blisters on the tongue described in COVID-19? What are all the up-to-date symptoms described with COVID-19?

    The answer to this question can be found in this PDF.

  • What is known about the (self) sterilization of facemasks in an autoclave or other re-use of face masks that is applicable within healthcare organizations?

    The answer to this question can be found in this PDF.

  • Which epidemiologically supported scenarios exist for the infection and illness rate of residents and staff by service region?

    The answer to this question can be found in this PDF.