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Unwin, Gemma; Willott, Sara; Hendrickson, Stacey; Stenfert Kroese, Biza – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is recommended for post-traumatic stress disorder and emerging evidence indicates that it is effective for people with intellectual disabilities. However, acceptability from the perspectives of clients with intellectual disabilities, their therapists and other key people has not been…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Intellectual Disability, Intervention, Adults
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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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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
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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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Blankestein, Annemarieke; Rijken, Rachel; Eeren, Hester V.; Lange, Aurelie; Scholte, Ron; Moonen, Xavier; De Vuyst, Katrien; Leunissen, Jo; Didden, Robert – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: An adaptation of multisystemic therapy (MST) was piloted to find out whether it would yield better outcomes than standard MST in families where the adolescent not only shows antisocial or delinquent behaviour, but also has an intellectual disability. Method: To establish the comparative effectiveness of MST-ID (n = 55) versus standard…
Descriptors: Therapy, Counseling Techniques, Adolescents, Antisocial Behavior
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Weterings, Stijn; Oppewal, Alyt; van Eeden, Florien M. M.; Hilgenkamp, Thessa I. M. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: Resistance training has beneficial effects on fitness levels, cardiovascular disease risk, risk of sarcopenia and on performing activities of daily living. The focus of this study is to design a total body resistance exercise set for adults with intellectual disabilities (RESID) with minimal equipment required and to test its…
Descriptors: Exercise, Training, Physical Fitness, Adults
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Ridding, Anna; Williams, James – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: Historically, research exploring the impact of having a child with an Intellectual Disability (ID), has focussed exclusively on mothers. The present study aimed to investigate fathers' experiences of parenting a child with Down's syndrome (DS), their contributions, influences on family functioning and inclusion in their child's support…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Down Syndrome, Fathers, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Dickinson, Danielle; Hutchinson, Nick – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: Theatre companies to show positive capabilities and identities of people with intellectual disabilities have been established. Existing research focuses upon sole theatre performances and rarely includes the impacts on those in the immediate and wider contexts of people with intellectual disabilities. Methods: The impacts of a theatre…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Intellectual Disability, Self Concept, Individual Development
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Frankena, Tessa K.; Naaldenberg, Jenneken; Tobi, Hilde; van der Cruijsen, Anneke; Jansen, Henk; van Schrojenstein Lantman - de Valk, Henny; Leusink, Geraline; Cardol, Mieke – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: Inclusive research is studied mainly in short-term collaborations between researchers with and without intellectual disabilities focusing on practicalities. Structural study of long-term collaborations can provide insight into different roles of inclusive researchers, thereby contributing to a collective approach. Method: Interviews…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Intellectual Disability, Cooperation, Role
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Delgado, Pablo; Ávila, Vicenta; Fajardo, Inmaculada; Salmerón, Ladislao – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: Young people with intellectual disability (ID) are becoming frequent Internet users, but they present difficulties selecting reliable Internet sources. Methods: The present authors tested an instructional programme aimed at increasing skills to evaluate information from the Internet of 33 young adult students with intellectual…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Critical Reading, Guides, Internet
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Taylor-Roberts, Laura; Strohmaier, Sarah; Jones, Fergal; Baker, Peter – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: Community participation is considered a fundamental aspect of quality of life and one of the essential goals of services for people with intellectual disabilities, yet there is no agreed way of measuring community participation. Method: Two systematic searches were performed across eight electronic databases to identify measures of…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Quality of Life, Psychometrics, Scores
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McGrath, Colman; Zhou, Ni; Wong, Hai Ming – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: People with intellectual disabilities (ID) typically have poorer oral health. Oral diseases have a microbiological origin, and thus, dental plaque control (DPC) is key to safeguard their oral health. Methods: A structured search strategy was applied to screen oral health promotion initiatives for DPC among children and adolescents with…
Descriptors: Dental Health, Children, Adolescents, Intellectual Disability
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Friedman, Carli; Rizzolo, Mary C.; Spassiani, Natasha A. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: Self-management of health includes people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) playing a key role in health management in collaborating with healthcare professionals. Methods: This study analysed data from Personal Outcome Measures® surveys (n = 1,341) to explore self-management of health. We had the following…
Descriptors: Self Management, Health Behavior, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities
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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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Rittmannsberger, Doris; Kocman, Andreas; Weber, Germain; Lueger-Schuster, Brigitte – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: There is a lack of research on trauma in people with intellectual disabilities. This study assessed expert consensus on the traumatic potential of a broader range of adverse life events, and differences in symptom manifestation and behavioural symptom equivalents of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. Method: The present…
Descriptors: Trauma, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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