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ERIC Number: EJ949084
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
Subjective Quality of Life of Women with Intellectual Disabilities: The Role of Perceived Control over Their Own Life in Self-Determined Behaviour
Strnadova, Iva; Evans, David
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v25 n1 p71-79 Jan 2012
Background: Quality of life for people with intellectual disabilities has been reported in the research literature across differing demographics. There has been, however, little research that has examined in-depth the experiences of women with intellectual disabilities aged 40 years or older. Materials and methods: Fifty-five women from Sydney, Australia, and Prague, Czech Republic, were recruited to the study. Participants were recruited through agencies known to the researchers, ensuring ethical conduct of all procedures. Results: Each participant completed a semi-structured interview, and using a grounded theory approach, a series of themes were identified common across all women. The strongest theme identified throughout the interviews was the lack of control participants perceived they had over their lives. Conclusions: The results of this study further the call for people with intellectual disabilities to be provided the opportunity to participate in decisions about their life choices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Czech Republic