Sunday, January 28, 2018

Research Byte: Psychological and Cognitive Aspects of Borderline Intellectual Functioning : A Systematic Review

Psychological and Cognitive Aspects of Borderline Intellectual Functioning: A Systematic Review

Contena, B., & Taddei, S. (2017). Psychological and Cognitive Aspects of Borderline Intellectual Functioning. European Psychologist. Article link.
Bastianina Contena and Stefano Taddei


Borderline Intellectual Functioning (BIF) refers to a global IQ ranging from 71 to 84, and it represents a condition of clinical attention for its association with other disorders and its influence on the outcomes of treatments and, in general, quality of life and adaptation. Furthermore, its definition has changed over time causing a relevant clinical impact. For this reason, a systematic review of the literature on this topic can promote an understanding of what has been studied, and can differentiate what is currently attributable to BIF from that which cannot be associated with this kind of intellectual functioning. Using Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses( PRISMA) criteria, we have conducted a review of the literature about BIF. The results suggest that this condition is still associated with mental retardation, and only a few studies have focused specifically on this condition.
Keywords: borderline intellectual functioning, borderline mental retardation, intellectual disability, systematic review

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