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Codd, Jon; Hewitt, Olivia – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: Transition to adulthood is an important time for young people and may be a particularly challenging time for people with intellectual disabilities. However, there has been little research in the UK regarding the experiences of parents who have son or daughter with an intellectual disability transitioning to adulthood. Method: The study…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Parent Attitudes
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Yurrebaso Atutxa, Garazi; Martínez-Rueda, Natxo; Galarreta Lasa, Javier – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: Although studies have long identified the practices that must be included in transition programmes to improve the outcomes for young people with intellectual disabilities when becoming adults, less information is available regarding the degree to which those best practices are being developed and/or implemented. Materials and methods:…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Best Practices, Transitional Programs, Students with Disabilities
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Bates, Claire – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: Adopting a vegetarian diet is becoming increasingly popular within the UK, for reasons such as perceived health benefits and concerns over animal welfare. The study explores attitudes towards vegetarianism/veganism among adults with learning disabilities. Materials and Methods: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with eight…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Animals, Adults, Intellectual Disability
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Schwartz, Ariel E.; Kramer, Jessica M. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are increasingly used in health care to evaluate service quality and client progress. Response scales are a critical component of PROM content validity and must be designed to be relevant and comprehensible by users. Methods: In collaboration with eight youth co-researchers with…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Content Validity, Measurement Techniques, Outcomes of Treatment
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Croom, Sarah; Chadwick, Darren D.; Nicholls, Wendy; McGarry, Ali – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: A growing body of research supports the efficacy of mindfulness-based intervention programmes (MBPs) for people with intellectual disabilities. Existing literature calls for focus on the experiences of people with intellectual disabilities participating in MBPs. Materials and Methods: This study explored the experiences of nine adults…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Intellectual Disability, Adults, Intervention
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Murray, George C.; McKenzie, Karen; Martin, Rachel; Murray, Aja – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: It has been suggested that COVID-19 and the associated restrictions are likely to have a negative impact on the provision of positive behavioural support (PBS) to people with an intellectual disability. Methods: Fifty-eight staff, who had recently completed an accredited positive behavioural support (PBS) programme, responded to an…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Intellectual Disability, Positive Behavior Supports
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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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Digman, Carmel – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: This is the second of two papers describing a case study of two young men with complex learning disabilities. They presented with severe trauma-related mental distress following alleged sexual, emotional and physical abuse. This paper concerns the psychological intervention and support provided for them and their families over a period…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Males, Students with Disabilities
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Tait, Kathleen; Hussain, Rafat; Wark, Stuart; Fung, Francis – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: This study investigated perceived quality of life (QoL) of community-dwelling middle-aged adults (30-50 years) with an intellectual disability and/or developmental disability living in rural or urban areas in New South Wales and Queensland, Australia. The specific aim of the current paper was to provide a descriptive evidence base of…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Aging (Individuals), Adults, Intellectual Disability
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Graham, Yitka N. H.; Gerrard, David; Laight, Samantha; Brown, Rebecca; Keith, Sarah; Hayes, Catherine – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: The issues surrounding the prescribing and monitoring of medications for people with learning disabilities and behaviours deemed to be challenging, and are complex in their management for patients, healthcare professionals and carers. The aim of the study was to explore the impact of the pharmacist independent prescriber on a…
Descriptors: Health Personnel, Pharmacy, Drug Therapy, Intellectual Disability
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Reilly, Deirdre Emer; Raymond, Kathryn; O'Donnell, Chris – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Academic research and reports from healthcare professionals tell us people with learning disabilities are not routinely supported to learn about end-of-life issues or make plans for the end of their lives. Materials: Questionnaires were used to check how much people knew. Accessible symbols were used to help people understand…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Death, Self Determination, Access to Information
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Sawhney, Indermeet; Zia, Asif; Yazdi, Bahar; Shankar, Rohit – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: People with epilepsy (PWE) have a higher fracture risk than nonepilepsy populations. Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) cause bone loss. Limited physical activity and poor dietary intake increase fracture risk in PWE. People with an intellectual disability have higher prevalence of epilepsy, likely to be on multiple AEDs, with poorer response,…
Descriptors: Epilepsy, Intellectual Disability, At Risk Persons, Drug Therapy
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Lonergan, Aoife – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: As the life expectancy of adults with intellectual disability has increased, experience of familial bereavement is becoming more frequent. However, this group may not receive adequate information and support to enable them to understand and cope with the experience of loss. Method: This narrative review examined the impact of…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Adults, Grief, Coping
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Conder, Jennifer Ann; Mirfin-Veitch, Brigit Frances – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Within Aotearoa New Zealand (ANZ), disability policy is directed at increasing choices for disabled people. However, funding to individuals remains insufficient to address wider social inequities that exist. While people with learning disability enjoy the freedom of living independently, they can be at risk of poor health outcomes and…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Foreign Countries, Independent Living, Money Management
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Perera, Bhathika; Audi, Salma; Solomou, Solomis; Courtenay, Ken; Ramsay, Hugh – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Studies have reported increased prevalence of physical and mental health conditions in people with intellectual disabilities (ID) compared to people without intellectual disabilities. However, there are no studies looking into specific health conditions at a national level and comparing with areas that are socio-economically…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Comorbidity, Low Income Groups, Socioeconomic Influences
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