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Werner, Shirli; Hochman, Yael – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: Research on supported employment for individuals with intellectual disabilities has focused mainly on its effect on employees. Scant research has assessed the influence on employers and on the work setting. This study focused on a unique program to foster the employment of individuals with intellectual disabilities in the Israeli…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Employer Attitudes, Military Personnel, Foreign Countries
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Hamers, Pauline C. M.; Ool, Jans S.; Festen, Dederieke A. M.; Hendriksen, Jos G. M.; Bindels, Patrick J. E.; Hermans, Heidi – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: Reliable and valid screening instruments for depression and anxiety are needed for adults with intellectual disabilities. Methods: Internal consistency (n = 198), inter-rater reliability (n = 41), test-retest reliability (n = 37) and criterion validity (n = 43) were studied in adults aged between 18 and 49 years. Internal consistency…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Validity, Test Reliability, Screening Tests
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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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You, Sukkyung; Lee, Yunoug; Kwon, Minkyung – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: With growing interest in parenting stress among mothers of children with disabilities, the current study examined the multidimensional aspects of parenting stress and their impact on life satisfaction among Korean mothers of children with disabilities. Based on the suggestions of prior findings concerning the potential role of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Stress Variables, Mothers, Children
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Folch, Annabel; Martínez-Leal, Rafael; Vicens, Paloma; Irazábal, Marcia; Muñoz, Silvia; Salvador-Carulla, Luis; Rovira, Lluís; Orejuela, Carmen; Cortés, Maria José – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: People with intellectual developmental disorders have significant health disparities and a lack of proper attention to their health needs. They have been underrepresented in scientific research, and very few studies have been carried out using a representative randomized sample. The aim of this study was to describe the methods used in…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Access to Health Care, Health Services
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Folch, Annabel; Salvador-Carulla, Luis; Vicens, Paloma; Cortés, Maria José; Irazábal, Marcia; Muñoz, Silvia; Rovira, Lluís; Orejuela, Carmen; González, Juan A.; Martínez-Leal, Rafael – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: The aim of this paper was to summarize the main results of the POMONA-ESP project, the first study to explore health status in a large representative, randomized and stratified sample of people with intellectual developmental disorders in Spain. Methods: The POMONA-ESP project collected information about the health of 953 individuals…
Descriptors: Health, Intellectual Disability, Health Services, Drug Therapy
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Okon, Marian; Henderson, Angela; Kinnear, Deborah; Cooper, Sally-Ann – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: Following the global financial crisis in 2007/08, the UK implemented an austerity programme which may impact on services. Scotland comprises both densely populated urban conurbations and highly dispersed remote rural and island communities. Method: Expenditure data were extracted from Scottish Government statistics. Per capita…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Expenditures, Adults, Intellectual Disability
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Talman, Lena; Wilder, Jenny; Stier, Jonas; Gustafsson, Christine – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: Participation is a central aspect of quality of life, and it is indicative of high-quality outcomes for people with intellectual disabilities. However, participation is difficult to achieve for adults with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities. Aim: To describe staff members' perceptions of what participation means for adults…
Descriptors: Severe Intellectual Disability, Multiple Disabilities, Adults, Participation
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Kpobi, Lily; Swartz, Leslie – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: The use of traditional/alternative medicine for health care in Africa has been examined for various conditions. However, there is limited research about traditional/alternative health care for intellectual disability. The present authors explored the explanatory models (EMs) of intellectual disability held by traditional/faith healers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Services, Intellectual Disability, Beliefs
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Overmars-Marx, Tessa; Thomése, Fleur; Meininger, Herman – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: Earlier studies show that to gain more understanding of the concept of social inclusion, the views and experiences of people with intellectual disabilities are needed. The aim of this study was to investigate their perspective on neighbourhood social inclusion from an ecological point of view. Method: We carried out a photovoice study…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Inclusion, Intellectual Disability, Photography
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Heutmekers, Marloes; Naaldenberg, Jenneken; Verheggen, Sabine A.; Assendelft, Willem J. J.; Schrojenstein Lantman-de Valk, Henny M. J.; Tobi, Hilde; Leusink, Geraline L. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background Little is known about the health needs of people with intellectual disabilities who access out-of-hours primary care services, raising concerns about accessibility and quality of care for this group. This study aims to identify commonly presented health problems of people with intellectual disabilities in this specific setting compared…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability, Health Needs, Access to Health Care
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Rodrigues, Stephania A.; Fontanella, Bruno J. B.; Avó, Lucimar R. S.; Germano, Carla M. R.; Melo, Débora G. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: This study investigated the psychocultural perspectives concerning family quality of life among Brazilian families with children who have severe or profound intellectual disability. Methods: Individual in-depth semi-structured interviews conducted with 15 mothers, selected by convenience, were analysed using a categorical thematic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality of Life, Severe Intellectual Disability, Family Environment
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Berlin Hallrup, Leena; Kumlien, Christine; Carlson, Elisabeth – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: People with intellectual disabilities in staffed group homes often need lifelong support and dependency on others. Thereby, special demands are placed on staff and service managers to ensure opportunities for participation in everyday life. This study aims to explore how service managers promote participation in Swedish group homes for…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Group Homes, Adults, Participation
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Perry, Adrienne; Charles, Meisha; Ncube, Busi; Weiss, Jonathan – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: School experience is an important part of the life of children with developmental disabilities (DD) and their families. Research suggests that parents of children vary in their level of satisfaction with their child's school, but methodology and results have varied and no consistent reliable measure of school satisfaction exists. This…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Parent Attitudes, School Effectiveness, Satisfaction
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Finlayson, Janet; De Amicis, Leyla; Gallacher, Stephen; Munro, Robin; Crockett, Jennifer; Godwin, Jon; Feeney, Wendy; Skelton, Dawn A. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: People with intellectual disabilities are a high risk population for developing osteoporosis and fragility fractures, yet they experience barriers to accessing dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) bone mineral density (BMD) screening and fracture assessment. Reasonable adjustments are a statutory requirement in the UK, but there is a…
Descriptors: Adults, Intellectual Disability, Human Body, Barriers
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