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Doyle, Carmel – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: Children with severe and profound intellectual disabilities experience multiple chronic health conditions requiring a variety of medications. The aim of this study was to explore mothers' lived experience of giving medicines to children with severe and profound intellectual disabilities. Materials and Methods: A hermeneutic…
Descriptors: Severe Intellectual Disability, Chronic Illness, Comorbidity, Drug Therapy
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Digman, Carmel – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Two young men disclosed emotional, sexual and physical abuse while attending college and living with Shared Lives carers in the UK. This paper provides a narrative account of the period when the two men were exposed to the abuse, the disclosures, the investigation and the legal and safeguarding investigation outcomes. A second paper describes the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Males, Students with Disabilities
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Gratton, Nicola – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Arts and culture have proven benefits. However, access to arts and culture is not consistent. For people with learning disabilities, arts and culture are often considered therapeutic activities, and therefore, the needs of people with learning disabilities in accessing mainstream arts and culture are often overlooked. This research…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Art Activities, Cultural Activities, Barriers
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Riches, Tanya N.; O'Brien, Patricia M. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: This study aimed to explore how researchers with intellectual disabilities were involved in writing up and publishing inclusive research, particularly in peer-reviewed journals. It was conducted over a year by members of the Centre for Disability Studies Inclusive Research Network representing 17 co-researchers (with intellectual…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Researchers, Inclusion, Authors
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Sitter, Kathleen C.; Burke, Amy C.; Ladhani, Sheliza; Mallay, Nicole – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Although sexual rights are human rights, persons with developmental disabilities are often excluded from developing positive sexual health due to societal attitudes, stigma, a lack of education and limited opportunities. Methods: As a part of a 12-month participatory action research study in a western Canadian province, nine adults…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Participatory Research, Action Research, Video Technology
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Mooney, Fran; Rafique, Nazia; Tilly, Liz – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Social isolation is an issue that affects many people and especially people with a learning disability. There is an association between social exclusion and feeling lonely, an issue currently highlighted as a growing concern which needs to be addressed both in the media and by the government. Methods: The Building Bridges Research…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Social Isolation, Inclusion, Psychological Patterns
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Caveney, Domanic; Wassall, Shaun; Rayner, Kelly – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: Clients with attachment issues are over-represented in learning disability services. Forensic inpatient services are no exception. Treatment pathways comprise multidisciplinary interventions, and skills-based treatments are considered vital to recovery and maintenance of prosocial and adaptive behaviour and reduction in risk. An…
Descriptors: Intervention, Case Studies, Attachment Behavior, Autism
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Erickson, Steven R.; Juncaj, Sophia; Buckley, Charlotte – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: People who have an intellectual or developmental disability (IDD) and asthma are at greater risk of poor health outcomes. They often require assistance from caregivers when managing their medicines. The objective of this pilot study was to assess the level of understanding of asthma self-management concepts of family caregivers who…
Descriptors: Diseases, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, At Risk Persons
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Potter, Carol A. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: A diagnosis of childhood autism can be an extremely stressful experience for parents, but little is known concerning paternal perceptions of the process. Methods: This study investigated father perspectives on a diagnosis of autism, through an online survey. Results: An analysis of 184 replies to an open-ended question identified the…
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Parent Attitudes, Fathers, Online Surveys
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Doody, Owen; Bailey, Maria E. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: Individuals with intellectual disability experience the same chronic diseases and conditions as the general population, but are more likely to have physical and psychological co-morbidities, resulting in a higher risk of experiencing pain and having more frequent or severe pain. Method: This position paper aims to highlight the…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Pain, Evaluation Methods, Nurses
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Hall, Natalie; Durand, Marie-Anne; Mengoni, Silvana E. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: Despite experiencing health inequalities, people with intellectual disabilities are under-represented in health research. Previous research has identified barriers but has typically focused on under-recruitment to specific studies. This study aimed to explore care staff's attitudes to health research involving people with intellectual…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Research, Caregiver Attitudes, Barriers
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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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Hamilton, Jahnese; Ingham, Barry; McKinnon, Iain; Parr, Jeremy R.; Tam, Louise Yuen-Chong; Le Couteur, Ann – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: Adults with intellectual disabilities and/or autism are often excluded from participating in health and healthcare research. Understanding study information, which is an important aspect of demonstrating capacity to give informed consent, can be a particular challenge. This study surveyed clinical researchers to discover: (i) their…
Descriptors: Adults, Intellectual Disability, Cognitive Ability, Informed Consent
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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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Tomlins, Rose; Cawley, James – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Group work for people who experience voice hearing in the mainstream population has been shown to have various benefits; however, there is little research describing hearing voices groups for people with learning disabilities. This study describes perceptions of a new hearing voices group for people with mild learning disabilities. Semi-structured…
Descriptors: Mild Intellectual Disability, Group Therapy, Semi Structured Interviews, Decision Making
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