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ERIC Number: EJ1087804
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
Social Connections for Older People with Intellectual Disability in Ireland: Results from Wave One of IDS-TILDA
McCausland, Darren; McCallion, Philip; Cleary, Eimear; McCarron, Mary
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v29 n1 p71-82 Jan 2016
Background: The literature on influences of community versus congregated settings raises questions about how social inclusion can be optimised for people with intellectual disability. This study examines social contacts for older people with intellectual disability in Ireland, examining differences in social connection for adults with intellectual disability and other adults. Materials & Methods: Data were drawn from the IDS-TILDA study in Ireland. A nationally representative sample (n = 753) included adults aged 40 years and older, with additional comparison with general population participants. Predictors of social contacts were explored. Results: Residence, level of intellectual disability and age were significant factors determining social contact. People in institutional residences, older respondents and those with severe/profound intellectual disability had the lowest levels of contact; older adults with intellectual disability had much lower rates than general population counterparts. Conclusions: Community-dwelling people with intellectual disability have greater social contact than those living in institutions, but levels are below those for other adults in Ireland.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland
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