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Panicker, Anuja S.; Ramesh, Sonali – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: The psychological status of caregivers of individuals with intellectual disability and psychiatric illness (PI) is important for effective management. The aim of this study was to examine the psychological status and its relationship with coping styles among these caregivers. Materials & Methods: Caregivers (N = 80) of individuals…
Descriptors: Coping, Mental Disorders, Caregivers, Stress Variables
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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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Whittle, Erin Louise; Fisher, Karen Raewyn; Reppermund, Simone; Trollor, Julian – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: People with intellectual disability experience higher rates of mental health disorders than the rest of the population, and expert opinion holds that multiple barriers prevent people with intellectual disability from accessing appropriate services. Methods: A qualitative study was designed to explore the lived experience of barriers…
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Mental Health, Intellectual Disability, Mental Disorders
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Sandjojo, Janice; Zedlitz, Aglaia M. E. E.; Gebhardt, Winifred A.; Hoekman, Joop; den Haan, Jeanet A.; Evers, Andrea W. M. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: To help people with intellectual disabilities lead a more independent life, it is important to promote their self-management. This study evaluated the effectiveness of a self-management training for people with intellectual disabilities directed at independent functioning in daily life. Method: In the training, 17 people with…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Self Management, Daily Living Skills, Quality of Life
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Lee, Gloria K.; Shivers, Carolyn M. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: Although studies have examined quality of life (QOL) among family caregivers of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), little is known about potential differences in QOL based on the age of the individual with ASD, particularly in relation to caregivers' needs, beliefs and coping mechanisms. Method: This study investigated…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Physical Health, Young Adults, Autism
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Schepens, Hadewych R. M. M.; Van Puyenbroeck, Joris; Maes, Bea – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: The increased life expectancy of people with intellectual disability intensifies the need for age-specific support. Research on effects of support strategies on quality of life (QoL) of these people remains scattered. Methods: A systematic search of peer-reviewed publications since 1995 was performed, with participants having…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Intellectual Disability, Older Adults, Financial Support