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ERIC Number: EJ894709
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
Effective Communication Training Interventions for Paid Carers Supporting Adults with Learning Disabilities
Kyle, Seonaid; Melville, Craig A.; Jones, Andrea
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v38 n3 p210-216 Sep 2010
Carer communication skills contribute to the well being of individuals with learning disabilities. Few studies have examined the effectiveness of communication training interventions, and there is a lack of robust measures of outcome. A communication self-efficacy measure relevant to carers supporting adults with learning disabilities was developed and piloted. Paid carers supporting adults with learning disabilities participated in the study. A pre-post intervention study design was used to examine the reliability and sensitivity to change of the Glasgow-Communication Efficacy Scale (G-CES). Twenty-six paid carers completed the G-CES before and after participating in a communication training intervention. The scale had good internal and test-retest reliability. Carer communication efficacy increased after taking part in the training. Use of the G-CES in clinical services and research studies can help to develop the evidence base on the effectiveness of communication training interventions relevant to working with persons with learning disabilities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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