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Olivier-Pijpers, Vanessa C.; Cramm, Jane M.; Nieboer, Anna P. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: We examined the influence of the organizational environment on challenging behaviour in people with intellectual disabilities to increase understanding of the quality of support services for people with intellectual disabilities. Method: Twenty-one professionals and managers from four specialized Dutch disability service organizations…
Descriptors: Environmental Influences, Behavior Problems, Intellectual Disability, Foreign Countries
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Man, Joyce; Kangas, Maria – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: Carer mental health literacy and help seeking are areas that are not well researched in the intellectual disability field. This study aimed to explore the above including service utilization experiences of Australian parents with an offspring with an intellectual disability and a comorbid psychiatric disorder. Method: Forty-one parents…
Descriptors: Caregivers, Mental Health, Knowledge Level, Help Seeking
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Kuijper, Gerda M.; Hoekstra, Pieter J. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: Results of discontinuation of antipsychotics in people with intellectual disability are variable and may depend on staff factors. Method: We attempted to taper off antipsychotics in 14¬†weeks after which participants were free to restart. We investigated the influence of support professionals' feelings towards challenging behaviour,…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Drug Therapy, Behavior Problems, Depression (Psychology)
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Clarke, Aoife; Dagnan, Dave; Smith, Ian C. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: This study explored understandings that service-users with intellectual disabilities and challenging behaviour held around their behaviour, what shaped these understandings, and the relationship between how behaviours are managed and well-being. Methods: Eight participants (three female, five male) partook in individual semi-structured…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Behavior Problems, Correlation, Well Being
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Wolkorte, Ria; van Houwelingen, Ingrid; Kroezen, Marieke – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: Challenging behaviour is a common problem among people with ID and in services for people with ID. This paper aims to provide an overview of the views and preferences of people with ID on challenging behaviour. Method: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with thirteen adults with mild to moderate ID and seven proxies (family or…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Preferences, Attitudes, Mild Intellectual Disability
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Redley, Marcus; Lancaster, Isabella; Pitt, Adam; Holland, Anthony; Thompson, Angela; Bradley, John R.; Glover, Gyles; Thomson, Karen; Jones, Sara; Herbert, Bernadette; Holme, Anita; Clare, Isabel C. H. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Objectives: To understand the views of qualified medical practitioners regarding "reasonable adjustments" and the quality of the care and treatment provided to adults with intellectual disabilities when admitted to acute hospitals as inpatients. Methods: Semi-structured interviews took place with 14 medical practitioners, seven from each…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Federal Legislation, Intellectual Disability, Patients
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Lee, Chung eun; Burke, Meghan; Arnold, Catherine K.; Owen, Aleksa – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: As individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) grow older, siblings are likely to become caregivers for their brothers and sisters with IDD. Thus, it is important to identify the correlates of sibling caregiving to facilitate transitions to caregiving roles. Method: This study involved the secondary analysis of a…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Adults, Siblings
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Shankar, Rohit; Wilcock, Mike; Deb, Shoumitro; Goodey, Rebecca; Corson, Eve; Pretorius, Charlotte; Praed, Georgina; Pell, Amanda; Vujkovic, Dee; Wilkinson, Ellen; Laugharne, Richard; Axby, Sharon; Sheehan, Rory; Alexander, Regi – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: Antipsychotic medications are used among 19%--58% of adults with intellectual disabilities to manage challenging behaviour against the NICE guideline recommendations. Studies show that it is possible to completely withdraw antipsychotics in about one third of adults with intellectual disabilities and a dose reduction of 50% or more in…
Descriptors: Drug Therapy, Adults, Intellectual Disability, Behavior Modification