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ERIC Number: EJ1139276
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
Adults with Learning Disabilities Experiences of Using Community Dental Services: Service User and Carer Perspectives
Lees, Carolyn; Poole, Helen; Brennan, Michelle; Irvine, Fiona
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v45 n2 p114-120 Jun 2017
Background: The government alongside other health and social care organisation have identified the need to improve the care provided for people with learning disabilities. Materials and Methods: This service evaluation aimed to explore the experiences of people with learning disabilities and their carers who accessed community dental services using a qualitative research design. Adults with learning disabilities (n = 4) and their carers (n = 6) took part in one to one, face to face semi structured interviews. Results and Discussion: Generally, participants were satisfied with community dental services and in particular valued the skills and the competence of practitioners. However, when dissatisfaction was expressed this was generally as a result of poor communication and the transition from child to adult dental services. Conclusions: A number of recommendations are identified and discussed in relation to engagement with adults with learning disabilities and their carers in the development and delivery of community dental services.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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