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ERIC Number: EJ1088131
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
Health and Social Care Interventions Which Promote Social Participation for Adults with Learning Disabilities: A Review
Howarth, Sharon; Morris, David; Newlin, Meredith; Webber, Martin
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v44 n1 p3-15 Mar 2016
People with learning disabilities are among the most socially excluded in society. There is a significant gap in research evidence showing how health and social care workers can intervene to improve the social participation of adults with learning disabilities. A systematic review and modified narrative synthesis was used to appraise the quality and outcomes of published studies in this area. Six of eleven included studies showed a positive effect on social participation. Interventions included person-centred planning, alteration of activity patterns, a befriending scheme and skill-based group sessions. The majority of studies were found to have a moderate risk of bias. Further evidence about the effectiveness of interventions is required to inform policy and practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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