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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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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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Schaap, Feija D.; Finnema, Evelyn J.; Stewart, Roy E.; Dijkstra, Geke J.; Reijneveld, Sijmen A. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: The ageing of people with intellectual disabilities, involving consequences like dementia, creates a need for methods to support care staff. One promising method is Dementia Care Mapping (DCM). This study examined the effect of DCM on job satisfaction and care skills of ID-care staff. Methods: We performed a quasi-experimental study in…
Descriptors: Dementia, Job Satisfaction, Older Adults, Intellectual Disability
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Seelen-de Lang, Birgit L.; Smits, Hedwig J. H.; Penterman, Berry J. M.; Noorthoorn, Eric O.; Nieuwenhuis, Jeanet G.; Nijman, Henk L. I. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: The reliability and validity of the Screener for Intelligence and Learning Disabilities (SCIL) are unknown in a population of outpatients with severe mental illness. The prevalence of mild or borderline intellectual disabilities (MBID); an umbrella term for people with borderline intellectual functioning (BIF) and mild intellectual…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Disability Identification, Intelligence Tests, Severe Disabilities
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Euser, Saskia; Alink, Lenneke R. A.; Tharner, Anne; van IJzendoorn, Marinus H.; Bakermans-Kranenburg, Marian J. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2016
Background: Children without disabilities in out-of-home care have a higher risk of child sexual abuse [CSA (Euser et al. 2013)]. In this study, we examined the year prevalence of CSA in out-of-home care for children with a mild intellectual disability, and compared it with the prevalence in out-of-home care for non-disabled children and children…
Descriptors: Children, Mild Intellectual Disability, Incidence, Child Abuse
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Schaafsma, Dilana; Stoffelen, Joke M. T.; Kok, Gerjo; Curfs, Leopold M. G. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2013
Background: People with intellectual disabilities face barriers that affect their sexual health. Sex education programmes have been developed by professionals working in the field of intellectual disabilities with the aim to overcome these barriers. The aim of this study was to explore the development of these programmes. Methods: Sex education…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Mental Retardation, Sexuality, Program Development
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Vinkers, David J. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2013
Background: Intellectually disabled offenders may have different characteristics than offenders with average intellectual functioning. We therefore compared pre-trial reported defendants with an IQ score =70, 71-84 and =85 points. Methods: Nationwide database of pre-trial psychiatric reports requested by Dutch courts between 2000 and 2006 with a…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Criminals, Intelligence Quotient, Comparative Analysis
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Roeden, John M.; Maaskant, Marian A.; Curfs, Leopold M. G. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2012
Background: Solution-focused coaching (SFC) helps individuals or groups to achieve their preferred outcomes by evoking and co-constructing solutions. SFC has been shown to be helpful for persons with ID as well as for teams coaching people with ID. Nominal Group Technique (NGT) helps to organize people's thoughts with regard to a single question.…
Descriptors: Methods, Coaching (Performance), Group Activities, Mental Retardation
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Nieboer, Anna P.; Pijpers, Vanessa; Strating, Mathilde M. H. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2011
Background: Community care is the support of people with intellectual disability in everyday life aimed at enhancing their integration into society. This article investigates influences of organizational characteristics on the implementation of community care in the Netherlands. In addition, we explored whether the attributes of community care as…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Innovation, Foreign Countries, Community Health Services
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de Graaf, Gert; Vis, Jeroen C.; Haveman, Meindert; van Hove, Geert; de Graaf, Erik A. B.; Tijssen, Jan G. P.; Mulder, Barbara J. M. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2011
Background: The Netherlands are lacking reliable empirical data in relation to the development of birth and population prevalence of Down syndrome. For the UK and Ireland there are more historical empirical data available. A theory-based model is developed for predicting Down syndrome prevalence in the Netherlands from the 1950s onwards. It is…
Descriptors: Medical Services, Mortality Rate, Down Syndrome, Pregnancy
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Maaskant, Marian A.; van Knijff-Raeven, Ankie G. M.; van Schrojenstein Lantman-de Valk, Henny M. J.; Veenstra, Marja Y. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2009
Background: The aim was to study the weight and weight status of the study group in 2002 and 2007, and to study the differences in weight and weight status between 2002 and 2007 and the risk groups for (becoming) overweight/obese. Materials and Methods: The Body Mass Index (BMI) of 336 clients of a Dutch service provider for persons with…
Descriptors: Obesity, Body Composition, Exercise, Mental Retardation
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Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2008
Background: On August 5th, 2006, the third meeting of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities (IASSID) Special Interest Research Group (SIRG) on Parents and Parenting with Intellectual Disabilities was convened in Maastricht, The Netherlands, coinciding with the 2nd International Congress of…
Descriptors: Interest Research, Mental Retardation, Child Rearing, Position Papers
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Reinders, Hans S. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2008
Background: This paper discusses the recent debate on parenting by people with intellectual disabilities in the Netherlands. By and large this debate has been dominated by disastrous examples of child abuse and neglect in families where one or both parents have a disability. Feeding on horror stories the media have construed the issue as one of…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Competence, Mental Retardation, Child Rearing
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