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McGillivray, Jane A.; McCabe, Marita P. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2010
There is a pressing need for the development of programs for the early identification and treatment of depression in individuals with mild intellectual disability. The aim of this study was to ascertain the perspective of 64 key stakeholders (people with intellectual disability, healthcare professionals, family/caregivers & support workers)…
Descriptors: Intervention, Mental Retardation, Caregivers, Identification
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Karantzas, Gery C.; Mellor, David; McCabe, Marita P.; Davison, Tanya E.; Beaton, Paul; Mrkic, Dejan – Gerontologist, 2012
Purpose of the Study: The aged care industry experiences high rates of staff turnover. Staff turnover has significant implications for the quality of care provided to care recipients and the financial costs to care agencies. In this study, we applied a model of intention to quit to identify the contextual and personal factors that shape aged care…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Caregivers, Labor Turnover, Intention
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McCabe, Marita P.; Davison, Tanya; Mellor, David; George, Kuruvilla – International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 2009
The current study evaluated barriers to detection of depression among older people. Focus groups were conducted with 21 professional carers, 4 nurses, 10 general practitioners, and 7 aged care managers. The results demonstrated that care for older people is primarily focused on physical care. Further, staff resources, a lack of continuity of care,…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Depression (Psychology), Stress Variables, Educational Gerontology
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McGillivray, Jane A.; McCabe, Marita P. – Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2007
The aim of this study was to determine the presentation and risk factors for depression in adults with mild/moderate intellectual disability (ID). A sample of 151 adults (83 males and 68 females) participated in a semi-structured interview. According to results on the Beck Depression Inventory II, 39.1% of participants evinced symptoms of…
Descriptors: Identification, Risk, Depression (Psychology), Adults
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Demir, Defne; Skouteris, Helen; Dell'Aquila, Daniela; Aksan, Nazan; McCabe, Marita P.; Ricciardelli, Lina A.; Milgrom, Jeannette; Baur, Louise A. – Early Child Development and Care, 2012
Obesity among children has been on the rise globally for the past few decades. Previous research has centred mainly on self/parent-reported measures examining only uni-directional parental feeding styles and practices. Recent discussions in the literature have raised the importance of bi-directional parent-child interactions in influencing…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Obesity, Observation, Body Weight
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McGillivray, Jane A.; McCabe, Marita P.; Kershaw, Mavis M. – Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2008
The prevalence of co-morbid depression in people with intellectual disability (ID) provides a strong rationale for the early identification and treatment of individuals at risk. The aim of this study was to evaluate a staff-administered group CBT program for the treatment of depression in people with mild ID. A sample of 13 staff employed at two…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Mental Retardation, Negative Attitudes, Identification
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McCabe, Marita P.; Ricciardelli, Lina A. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2006
This study examined changes in extreme weight change attitudes and behaviors (exercise dependence, food supplements, drive for thinness, bulimia) among adolescent boys and girls over a 16 month period. It also investigated the impact of body mass index, puberty, body image, depression and positive affect on these attitudes and behaviors 16 months…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Gender Differences, Body Composition, Puberty
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McGillivray, Jane A.; McCabe, Marita P. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2006
Background: Concerns about the pharmacological management of the behaviour of individuals with intellectual disability have resulted in the development of legislative and procedural controls. Method: This Australian study provided a comparison of 873 reported cases where drugs were administered to manage behaviour in March 2000, with 762 cases…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Drug Use, Drug Therapy, Behavior Modification
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Ricciardelli, Lina A.; McCabe, Marita P.; Lillis, Jessica; Thomas, Kristina – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2006
The study examined the impact of body mass index (BMI), negative affect, self-esteem, and sociocultural influences in the development of weight and muscle concerns among preadolescent boys. Body dissatisfaction, importance placed on weight and muscles, weight loss strategies, and strategies to increase muscles were evaluated. Participants were 237…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Body Weight, Human Body, Preadolescents
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McCabe, Marita P.; Ricciardelli, Lina A. – Adolescence San Diego, 2004
Recent studies have examined the prevalence of disordered eating and other health risk behaviors among adolescent boys and girls. However, these studies generally have not examined predictors of these behaviors, and have not embedded the investigations within a theoretical framework. This study employed a longitudinal design to evaluate the…
Descriptors: Investigations, Females, Change Strategies, Puberty
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De Judicibus, Margaret A.; McCabe, Marita P. – Adolescence San Diego, 2004
Thirty-one parents with multiple sclerosis (MS) participated in a study to investigate the adjustment of their children, 24 boys and 24 girls aged 4 to 16 years. The majority of parents believed that their illness had an effect on their children. The perception of parents regarding their children's problems in the areas of emotions, concentration,…
Descriptors: Hyperactivity, Family Income, Parent Child Relationship
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Ricciardelli, Lina A.; McCabe, Marita P. – Psychological Bulletin, 2004
This review provides an evaluation of the correlates and/or risk factors associated with disordered eating and the pursuit of muscularity among adolescent boys. One of the main conclusions is that similar factors and processes are associated with both behavioral problems. Several factors found to be consistently associated with disordered eating…
Descriptors: Drug Use, Risk, Males, Body Composition
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McGillivray, Jane A.; McCabe, Marita P. – Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2004
In many Westernized countries, including Australia, concerns about the use of psychotropic drugs to manage the challenging behavior of individuals with intellectual disability have resulted in the development of legislative and procedural controls. Although these constraints may limit indiscriminate use, employing medication remains a common…
Descriptors: Drug Use, Mental Retardation, Behavior, Males
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Saling, Marissa; Ricciardelli, Lina A.; McCabe, Marita P. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2005
The present study was designed to assess body mass index (BMI), self-esteem, parent and peer relations, negative affect, and perfectionism, as predictors of dieting, food preoccupation, and muscle preoccupation, in 326 preadolescent children (150 girls and 176 boys) aged between 8 and 10 years. Preadolescents were tested twice over a 10-month…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Peer Relationship, Predictor Variables, Adolescents
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McCabe, Marita P.; Ricciardelli, Lina; Mellor, David; Ball, Kylie – Adolescence San Diego, 2005
There has been no previous investigation of body image concerns and body change strategies among indigenous Australians. This study was designed to investigate the level of body satisfaction, body change strategies, and perceived media messages about body change strategies among 50 indigenous (25 males, 25 females) and 50 non-indigenous (25 males,…
Descriptors: Females, Change Strategies, Adolescents, Males
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