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De Graaf, G.; Van Hove, G.; Haveman, M. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2014
Background: In the Netherlands, as in many other countries, there are indications of an inclusive school policy for children with Down syndrome. However, there is a lack of studies that evaluate to what extent this policy has actually succeeded in supporting the mainstreaming of these students. Method: For the period 1984-2011, the number of…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Foreign Countries, Inclusion, School Policy
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Vos, P.; De Cock, P.; Petry, K.; Van Den Noortgate, W.; Maes, B. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2013
Background: The measurement of subjective well-being in people with severe and profound intellectual disabilities (ID) is a difficult challenge. As they cannot self-report about their life satisfaction, because of severe communicative and cognitive limitations, behavioural observations of their emotions and moods are important in the measurement…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Psychological Patterns, Well Being, Severe Mental Retardation
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Stoffelen, J.; Kok, G.; Hospers, H.; Curfs, L. M. G. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2013
Background: Empirical research on homosexuality among people with an intellectual disability (ID) is limited and, to date, very little is known regarding the personal experiences of gay and lesbian people with an ID. This study set out to answer the question: "What are the lived experiences of a specific cohort of homosexual people with an…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Foreign Countries, Mild Mental Retardation, Experience
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Wagemans, A.; van Schrojenstein Lantman-de Valk, H.; Proot, I.; Metsemakers, J.; Tuffrey-Wijne, I.; Curfs, L. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2013
Background: The aim of this study was to investigate the process of end-of-life decision-making regarding people with intellectual disabilities (ID) in the Netherlands, from the perspective of physicians. Methods: This qualitative study involved nine semi-structured interviews with ID physicians in the Netherlands after the deaths of patients with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Death, Mental Retardation, Physicians
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Niemeijer, A.; Frederiks, B.; Depla, M.; Eefsting, J.; Hertogh, C. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2013
Background: The demand for (care) services for people with intellectual disabilities (ID) is on the rise, because of an expanding population of people with ID as resources are concurrently diminishing. As a result, service providers are increasingly turning to technology as a potential answer to this problem. However, the use and application of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Retardation, Dementia, Concept Mapping
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Jansen, J.; Rozeboom, W.; Penning, C.; Evenhuis, H. M. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2013
Background: Epidemiological information on age-related cardiovascular disease in people with intellectual disability (ID) is scarce and inconclusive. We compared prevalence and incidence of cerebrovascular accident and myocardial infarction over age 50 in a residential population with ID to that in a general practice population. Method: Lifetime…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Aging (Individuals), Heart Disorders, Incidence
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Hermans, H.; Wieland, J.; Jelluma, N.; Van der Pas, F.; Evenhuis, H. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2013
Background: In the Netherlands, no self-report screening questionnaire for anxiety in people with intellectual disabilities (ID) was available yet. Therefore, we have translated the Glasgow Anxiety Scale for people with an Intellectual Disability (GAS-ID) into Dutch and studied its reliability and validity in adults with borderline, mild or…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Measures (Individuals), Questionnaires, Foreign Countries
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Rojahn, J.; Rowe, E. W.; Sharber, A. C.; Hastings, R.; Matson, J. L.; Didden, R.; Kroes, D. B. H.; Dumont, E. L. M. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2012
Background: The Behavior Problems Inventory-01 (BPI-01) is an informant-based behaviour rating instrument for intellectual disabilities (ID) with 49 items and three sub-scales: "Self-injurious Behavior," "Stereotyped Behavior" and "Aggressive/Destructive Behavior." The Behavior Problems Inventory-Short Form (BPI-S) is…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Severe Disabilities, Self Destructive Behavior, Mental Retardation
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Rojahn, J.; Rowe, E. W.; Sharber, A. C.; Hastings, R.; Matson, J. L.; Didden, R.; Kroes, D. B. H.; Dumont, E. L. M. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2012
Background: The Behavior Problems Inventory-01 (BPI-01) is an informant-based behaviour rating instrument that was designed to assess maladaptive behaviours in individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID). Its items fall into one of three sub-scales: "Self-injurious Behavior" (14 items), "Stereotyped Behavior" (24 items),…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Self Destructive Behavior, Mental Retardation, Measures (Individuals)
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Wieland, J.; Wardenaar, K. J.; Fontein, E.; Zitman, F. G. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2012
Background: Diagnostics and care for people with intellectual disabilities (ID) and psychiatric disorders need to be improved. This can be done by using assessment instruments to routinely measure the nature and severity of psychiatric symptoms. Up until now, in the Netherlands, assessment measures are seldom used in the psychiatric care for this…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Mental Retardation, Mental Disorders, Validity
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Dusseljee, J. C. E.; Rijken, P. M.; Cardol, M.; Curfs, L. M. G.; Groenewegen, P. P. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2011
Background: Community participation has been defined as performing daytime activities by people while interacting with others. Previous studies on community participation among people with intellectual disability (ID) have mainly focused on the domestic life aspect. This study investigates the variation in community participation in the domains…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Foreign Countries, Social Isolation, Participation
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van Schrojenstein Lantman-de Valk, H. M. J.; Rook, F.; Maaskant, M. A. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2011
Background: Worldwide, contraception is frequently used by women for the prevention of conception, to regulate or postpone menstrual bleeding. The study aims to determine the use (number and method) of contraception by women with intellectual disabilities (ID), the indications, sources of referrals and relations with level of ID and age of the…
Descriptors: Contraception, Females, Adolescents, Adults
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de Graaf, G.; Haveman, M.; Hochstenbach, R.; Engelen, J.; Gerssen-Schoorl, K.; Poddighe, P.; Smeets, D.; van Hove, G. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2011
Background: The Netherlands are lacking reliable national empirical data in relation to the development of birth prevalence of Down syndrome. Our study aims at assessing valid national live birth prevalence rates for the period 1986-2007. Method: On the basis of the annual child/adult ratio of Down syndrome diagnoses in five out of the eight Dutch…
Descriptors: Incidence, Birth Rate, Down Syndrome, Children
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Van Duijn, G.; Dijkxhoorn, Y.; Scholte, E. M.; Van Berckelaer-Onnes, I. A. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2010
Background: To help children with Down syndrome reach optimum levels of adaptive behaviour, caretakers need to know how and to what extent children with Down syndrome acquire adaptive skills. Method: The adaptive levels of motor, daily living, communicative and social behavioural skills were determined in a group of 984 Dutch children with Down…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Foreign Countries, Coping, Adjustment (to Environment)
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de Kuijper, G.; Hoekstra, P.; Visser, F.; Scholte, F. A.; Penning, C.; Evenhuis, H. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2010
Background: We investigated antipsychotic drug prescription practice of Dutch ID physicians, studying prevalence of antipsychotic drug use, reasons for prescription and the relationship between these reasons and patient characteristics. Methods: A cross-sectional study of medical and pharmaceutical records in a population living in residential…
Descriptors: Narcotics, Incidence, Mental Retardation, Physicians
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