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ERIC Number: EJ791989
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1934-9556
Family Decision Making: Benefits to Persons with Developmental Disabilities and Their Family Members
Neely-Barnes, Susan; Graff, J. Carolyn; Marcenko, Maureen; Weber, Lisa
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v46 n2 p93-105 Apr 2008
Family involvement in planning and choosing services has become a key intervention concept in developmental disability services. This study (N = 547) modeled patterns of family decision making and assessed benefits to persons with developmental disabilities (DDs) and their family members. A latent profile analysis identified 4 classes that were highly involved in decision making (n = 118), involved only in planning (n = 166), involved only in financial decisions (n = 75), and uninvolved (n = 188). Multiple regression analysis indicated that consumers with DD whose family members were highly involved received more services than consumers in other families. A multivariate analysis of covariance indicated that the family members in the highly involved and planning classes experienced more family member satisfaction than others. Findings have implications for practice.
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. P.O. Box 7065, Lawrence, KS 66044-7065. Tel: 785-843-1235; Fax: 785-843-1274; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A