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Gadd, Teresa – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Respite supports are highly valued by persons with disabilities and their families/carers. In Ireland, there has been regular commentary in relation to a lack of respite services, with users and other stakeholders reporting limited access, inequity of provision, and long waiting lists for support. Materials and Methods: Much of the…
Descriptors: Respite Care, Intellectual Disability, Adults, Foreign Countries
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Cluley, Victoria – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: The term "intellectual disability" is increasingly used to refer to people with learning disabilities in British learning disability policy, practice and research. This change is undoubtedly a reflection of the changing international context. The inclusion of the term "intellectual disability" has been particularly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, Definitions
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Chapman, Melanie; Lacey, Huma; Jervis, Nicola – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: Dementia prevalence rates are higher amongst people with learning disabilities than the general population. People with Down's syndrome are at even greater risk of developing dementia and of developing dementia at an earlier age. This study, conducted as part of a wider service evaluation, explored community learning disability team…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Dementia, Program Evaluation, Screening Tests
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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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Jessiman, Tricia; Cameron, Ailsa – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: Police custody sergeants have a duty to secure an AA to safeguard the rights and welfare of vulnerable people detained or questioned by the police. This study focuses on the role of the AA in supporting vulnerable adults and seeks to examine what stakeholders would expect from an effective AA service. Methods: This was a qualitative…
Descriptors: Adults, Qualitative Research, Interviews, Police
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Haydon-Laurelut, Mark; Edmonds, Jane; Daynes, Shona; Clare, Amy; Byles, Rosalind; Barber, Victoria – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: Following scandals such as Winterbourne view, Department of Health, (A national response to Winterbourne View Hospital, 2012) seeks changes in challenging behaviour services. A key part of this change is ensuring people with learning disabilities who use challenging behaviour services have more personalised support and their voices are…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Learning Disabilities, Adults, Positive Behavior Supports
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Riches, Tanya N.; O'Brien, Patricia M. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: This article presents a case study of the Centre for Disability Studies' Inclusive Research Network. The network is a dynamic group of around fifteen people who have intellectual and other disabilities, support workers and university researchers. Methods: The study was based upon an evaluation of the group's research practice, as…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Case Studies, Developmental Disabilities, Focus Groups
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Thompson-Janes, Emily; Brice, Samuel; McElroy, Rebecca; Abbott, Jennie; Ball, June – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
The Confident Parenting group is a therapeutic group for parents of children with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour, which is informed by the principles of behavioural theory and acceptance and commitment therapy. Parent's experiences of the group were elicited through participation in a large focus group which followed a…
Descriptors: Group Therapy, Parents, Learning Disabilities, Focus Groups
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Crook, Bradley; Tomlins, Rose; Bancroft, Ann; Ogi, Laura – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
The importance of making research participation accessible for people with learning disabilities is emphasised in government and NHS research strategies. This evaluation explored the realities of this goal from the perceptions of people with learning disabilities and clinicians within an NHS learning disability service. People with learning…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Learning Disabilities, Barriers, Focus Groups
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Mac Giolla Phadraig, Caoimhin; Dougall, Alison; Stapleton, Siobhan; McGeown, Danielle; Nunn, June; Guerin, Suzanne – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Background: In Ireland, people with learning disabilities have poor oral health. This is in part due to inappropriate oral health services. Recognising the value of inclusive approaches to research and healthcare planning, this study sought to include a group of people with learning disabilities in priority setting for oral health services in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability, Dental Health, Access to Health Care
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Clark, Alex; Browne, Sarah; Boardman, Liz; Hewitt, Lealah; Light, Sophie – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
UK National Autism Strategy (Department of Health, 2010 and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance (NICE, 2012) states that frontline staff should have a good understanding of Autism. Fifty-six clinical and administrative staff from a multidisciplinary community Learning Disability service completed an electronic questionnaire…
Descriptors: Autism, Knowledge Level, Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities
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Parsons, Sarah; Sherwood, Gina – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
At least 20-30% of offenders within the criminal justice system (CJS) have learning disabilities or difficulties. This creates significant challenges in relation to meeting their information needs about rights, entitlements, processes and procedures. We report a pilot project where widgit Symbols were used to create more accessible information…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions
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Nind, Melanie; Vinha, Hilra – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2014
This article reports on a study of how people do research that matters to people with learning disabilities and that involves them and their views and experiences. The study was an attempt to bring together people doing inclusive research so that, collectively, we could take stock of our practices. This would add to the individual reports and…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Research, Developmental Disabilities, Focus Groups
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Anslow, Katharine – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2014
This research aimed to illuminate the experiences of adults with learning disabilities of the reflecting team, in the context of their systemic family therapy. Five adults with learning disabilities were recruited from one community learning disability team. A qualitative design using interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) was appropriate…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Family Counseling, Teamwork, Adults
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