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Pateraki, Eleni; Macmahon, Kenneth – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Abstract: For services across the UK, increasing emphasis is placed on the use of evidence-based psychological treatments. In this context, the Scottish Government published the MATRIX, a best-practice clinical governance document, with a brief section on therapies for people with learning disabilities. As with most clinical guidelines, randomised…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adults, Learning Disabilities, Psychological Services
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Cartwright, Luke; Reid, Marie; Hammersley, Richard; Walley, Robert M. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: The prevalence of obesity, inactivity and related morbidity and mortality is higher amongst people with intellectual disabilities than in the population in general, an issue of global concern. This research examined the perspectives of people with intellectual disabilities and their carers, on exercise and activity. Materials and…
Descriptors: Barriers, Physical Activities, Intellectual Disability, Interviews
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Brookes, Ian; Archibald, Sylvia; McInnes, Kerry; Cross, Beth; Daniel, Brigid; Johnson, Fiona – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
Although co-production of research with people who access support services is increasingly common, details about how people who access support services can take more of an assertive role in developing research proposals and method design remains sketchy. This article reflects on the development of a research project on adult protection practice in…
Descriptors: Research Design, Disabilities, Research Proposals, Foreign Countries
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MacIntyre, Gillian; Stewart, Ailsa – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
There are increasing numbers of parents with a learning disability living in the community although the exact numbers are unknown. Existing research suggests that this group of parents faces disadvantage and discrimination on a number of levels. This study reports on the findings of a small pilot study that examined the lived experience of five…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parents with Disabilities, Advocacy, Social Support Groups
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Campbell, Martin; Martin, Mike – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2010
Reducing health inequalities is a key priority for the Scottish Government. Health authorities are expected to meet quality targets. The involvement of people with learning disabilities in health service review teams has been one of the initiatives used in by National Health Service Quality Improvement Scotland to empower patients and improve…
Descriptors: Health Services, Health Needs, Learning Disabilities, Patients
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Campbell, Martin – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2009
Commissioning has been defined as "The process of translating aspirations and need into timely and quality services" (CSCI 2006). This paper describes the development of some practical guidance for people involved in commissioning services for individuals with learning disabilities. A national conference was organised in November 2005 to…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Learning Disabilities, Guidelines, Foreign Countries
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Stalker, Kirsten Ogilvie; Malloch, Margaret; Barry, Monica Anne; Watson, June Ann – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2008
This paper reports the findings of a study commissioned by the Scottish Executive which examined the introduction and implementation of local area co-ordination (LAC) in Scotland. A questionnaire about their posts was completed by 44 local area co-ordinators, interviews were conducted with 35 local area co-ordinators and 14 managers and case…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Interviews
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Campbell, Martin – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2008
This article describes the use of a set of evidence-based quality indicators to assess performance by 15 NHS Boards across Scotland in a national review, with a particular focus on the quality of services for people with complex health needs. Evidence based best practice and evaluative data from previous inspections were used to develop Quality…
Descriptors: Health Needs, Learning Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Quality Control