ERIC Number: ED305812
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: 0
What Worries Individuals with Mental Handicaps: A Pilot Study.
Littlejohns, Gord; And Others
A pilot study on daily occurrences and events which cause worry, or pose a problem, difficulty, or bother to a sample of 18 adults diagnosed as mentally handicapped was carried out at the Vocational and Rehabilitation Research Institute, a demonstration and research facility for adults diagnosed as mentally handicapped. A questionnaire was designed and structured interviews were conducted. The frequency of reported worries was determined with respect to 36 previously identified stressful events or situations. The most frequently reported worries, difficulties, bothers, or problems occurred in areas dealing with "safety and personal well-being,""environmental stimuli,""job-related areas," and "personal, social and familial relationships." (Author/DB)
Vocational and Rehabilitation Research Institute, 3304-33rd St., N.W., Calgary, Alberta T2L 2A6 (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vocational and Rehabilitation Research Inst., Calgary (Alberta).