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Walton, Catherine; Isaac, Andrew; Kerr, Mike – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Vitamin D deficiency can increase the risk of bone disease, muscle weakness and fractures. The aim of this systematic review is to assess for the prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency in people with learning disability. Method: The "Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses" checklist was followed where…
Descriptors: Incidence, Nutrition, Learning Disabilities, At Risk Persons
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Jacobs, Myrthe; Downie, Helen; Kidd, Gill; Fitzsimmons, Lorna; Gibbs, Susie; Melville, Craig – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Background: Children and young people with learning disabilities experience high rates of mental health problems. Methods: The present study reviewed the literature on mental health services for children with learning disabilities, to identify known models of service provision and what has been experienced as effective or challenging in providing…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Mental Health, Health Services
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MacDonald, Dee – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Background: Adults with mild or moderate learning difficulties identified a need for more opportunities to access appropriate emotional support. Materials and Methods: A narrative literature review was undertaken. Factors associated with dealing with emotional unrest, such as self-esteem/self-awareness, a person's attitude to having learning…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Mild Disabilities, Emotional Disturbances, Self Esteem
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Howarth, Sharon; Morris, David; Newlin, Meredith; Webber, Martin – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
People with learning disabilities are among the most socially excluded in society. There is a significant gap in research evidence showing how health and social care workers can intervene to improve the social participation of adults with learning disabilities. A systematic review and modified narrative synthesis was used to appraise the quality…
Descriptors: Intervention, Adults, Learning Disabilities, Health Services
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Rowe, Michelle – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
This article provides a timely response in regard to the Department of Health's current initiative to financially reward GPs to prioritise and undertake dementia screening for people with learning disabilities over the age of 50 years and for people with Down syndrome over the age of 40 years. Whilst GPs are becoming increasingly aware of their…
Descriptors: Dementia, Screening Tests, Learning Disabilities, Down Syndrome
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Carey, Eileen; Griffiths, Colin – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
This paper reflects the impact of policy and legislation in the context of how adults with learning disabilities make choices. Following an overview of policies which have improved choice for people with learning disability in the United Kingdom, this paper reviews "choice" in current Irish policy and legislation. This paper, while…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Learning Disabilities, Public Policy, Federal Legislation
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Walker, Carol; Beck, Charles R.; Eccles, Richard; Weston, Chris – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
The NHS Constitution requires all NHS organisations to provide high-quality comprehensive services, based on clinical need, which do not discriminate between patients (DH 2010a). Together with its health and social care partners, the NHS also has a statutory duty of care to meet the needs of all patients with dignity and compassion. Recent…
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Learning Disabilities, Adults, Evidence
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Bent, Sarah; McShea, Lynzee; Brennan, Siobhan – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
Background: Hearing loss has a significant impact on living well and on communication in all adults, with the numbers affected increasing with age, and adults with learning disabilities being at particular risk. Methods: A review of the literature on hearing loss in older adults with learning disabilities was completed. Results: A significant…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Older Adults, Intellectual Disability, Quality of Life
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Foster, Liam; Boxall, Kathy – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
Background: People (with and without learning disabilities) are living longer. Demographic ageing creates challenges and the leading policy response to these challenges is "active ageing". "Active" does not just refer to the ability to be physically and economically active, but also includes ongoing social and civic engagement…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Older Adults, Intellectual Disability, Civil Rights
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Walker, Carol – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
Background: Growing numbers of people with learning disabilities are now living into older age. This study aims to examine the state of knowledge about their lives and the challenges that ageing has for both family carers and policymakers and practitioners. Materials and Methods: The article synthesises existing research in the fields of learning…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Older Adults, Aging (Individuals), Knowledge Level
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Turner, Sue; Cooper Ueki, Madeline – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
Background: This paper seeks to explore the opportunities and challenges generated by current policy, guidance and legislation in England relating to older people, in terms of the practical implications for older people with learning disabilities. Methods: Using the broad themes housing, employment, social inclusion and isolation, care and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Public Policy, Intellectual Disability
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Hodge, Nick – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
"Positive handling" has become a popular intervention within education and other services in England in the management of behaviours that challenge. This paper uses a vignette of an observation of the handling of children with autism as a starting point for consideration of whether this practice can ever really be experienced as positive…
Descriptors: Autism, Childrens Rights, Behavior Problems, Disabilities
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Tilly, Liz – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
Money, Friends and Making Ends Meet was an inclusive research project; it enabled a group of people with a learning disability who do not receive specialist support services to explore their own lives. This group are often labelled as having a mild learning disability. The research project focused on the strategies they used to cope with day to…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Researchers, Social Networks, Coping
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Hyun, Elly; Hahn, Lyndsey; McConnell, David – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2014
The aim of this review is to synthesise findings from research about the experiences of people with learning disabilities who have faced arrest and jail time. After an extensive search of the literature, four relevant articles were found. The first-person accounts presented in these four studies were pooled, and a thematic analysis was undertaken.…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Crime, Law Enforcement, Criminals
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Stuart, Simon; Graham, Christopher D.; Butler, Sarah – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2014
A substantial body of literature exists concerning the adaptation of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for people with learning disabilities. However, it is possible that cognitive approaches have been prioritised at the expense of behavioural techniques that are simpler and more effective. This case conceptualisation considers a behaviourally focused…
Descriptors: Females, Cognitive Restructuring, Behavior Modification, Mild Disabilities
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