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ERIC Number: EJ1172583
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-6295
Changes in the Self-Rated Well-Being of People Who Move from Congregated Settings to Personalized Arrangements and Group Home Placements
McConkey, Roy; Keogh, Fiona; Bunting, Brendan; Iriarte, Edurne Garcia
Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, v22 n1 p49-60 Mar 2018
A natural experiment contrasted the self-rated well-being of people with intellectual disabilities (n = 75) and those with enduring mental health problems (n = 44) after they moved to new accommodation and support options, while others remained in congregated settings or living in the family home. Most support staff also provided well-being ratings. In personalized arrangements, personal well-being was significantly higher than in congregated settings; particularly for people with intellectual disability who had higher support needs compared to people with mental health problems. Moving to a group home also brought some improvement in the well-being ratings of people with intellectual disability but only for those with higher support needs. Such moves seemed to lead to a decline in well-being for those with mental health problems. There were marked discrepancies between ratings given by the person with those of staff. The well-being measure shows promise for use in further comparative and longitudinal studies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland
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