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ERIC Number: EJ1005104
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1931-5864
Family Members' Views on Seeking Placement in State-Supported Living Centers in Texas
Colvin, Alex D.; Larke, Patricia J.
Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v6 n3 p208-224 2013
This study investigated the factors that influence family members' decisions to seek placement for relatives with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (ID/DD) into state-supported living centers in Texas. The sample included 51 family caregivers between the ages of 26 and 95. Using descriptive statistics, correlation, and inferential analysis, it was found that family members' decisions to seek such placement was influenced by age, income, and the need for a more protected/secure environment for their relatives with ID/DD. The findings of this study may be helpful to social work professionals and Texas policymakers in addressing the decision-making challenges facing family caregivers regarding the future of their relatives with ID/DD. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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