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ERIC Number: EJ1118046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
What Should Dental Services for People with Disabilities in Ireland Be Like? Agreed Priorities from a Focus Group of People with Learning Disabilities
Mac Giolla Phadraig, Caoimhin; Dougall, Alison; Stapleton, Siobhan; McGeown, Danielle; Nunn, June; Guerin, Suzanne
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v44 n4 p259-268 Dec 2016
Background: In Ireland, people with learning disabilities have poor oral health. This is in part due to inappropriate oral health services. Recognising the value of inclusive approaches to research and healthcare planning, this study sought to include a group of people with learning disabilities in priority setting for oral health services in Ireland. This study discusses the feasibility of the methods used to promote inclusive approaches in oral healthcare planning. Materials and Methods: A single focus group of six participants with communication and cognitive impairments agreed priorities for dental services using evidence-based research tools across five topics: "Access," "Cost," "Information," "Quality of Care" and "Treatment." Sorting was recorded photographically and discussion was video-recorded, transcribed and analysed using deductive content analysis. Conclusions: Participants were largely disempowered in their interactions with dental services. The method used in this study to empower potential service users with disabilities was successful and can be used by others who have an interest in inclusive healthcare priority setting.
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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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