Background: Polypharmacy is common in people with intellectual disabilities. Using multiple medication may lead to unintended medication‐related problems (MRPs). Medication review may serve as a tool to reduce MRPs. This systematic review as‐ sessed the scientific evidence for the effectiveness of medication reviews in identify‐ ing and reducing MRPs in people with intellectual disabilities. Method: Literature databases were searched up to August 2017. Studies were se‐ lected that included the effect of medication reviews on identifying and/or reducing MRPs in people with intellectual disabilities with no restriction of type of medication, age and level of intellectual disabilities. Results: The eight studies that fulfilled the inclusion criteria report that systematic medication reviews appear to assist in the identification and reduction of MRPs. Conclusion: There is a lack of studies about the effect of medication reviews on iden‐ tification and reduction of MRPs, especially health outcomes for people with intel‐ lectual disabilities. Further studies with long‐term follow‐up are needed.

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Keywords intellectual disabilities, mediation review, medication‐related problems, polypharmacy
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1111/jar.12580, hdl.handle.net/1765/117734
Journal Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
Citation
Nabhanizadeh, A., Oppewal, A, Boot, FH, & Maes-Festen, D. (2019). Effectiveness of medication reviews in identifying and reducing medication-related problems among people with intellectual disabilities: A systematic review. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 32(4), 750–761. doi:10.1111/jar.12580