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Thorp, Nicki; Stedmon, Jacqui; Lloyd, Helen – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: Bereavement is a universal experience, yet little research has explored the lived experience of bereavement for people with learning disability (PWLD). Materials and methods: Four PWLD were interviewed about their experience of bereavement. Data were analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis. Results: Four themes were…
Descriptors: Grief, Learning Disabilities, Phenomenology, Emotional Experience
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Head, Annabel; Ellis-Caird, Helen; Rhodes, Louisa; Parkinson, Kathie – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: People with learning disabilities are moving out of hospitals as part of the Transforming Care programme, although thus far their views on how they have experienced this have not been researched. Materials and Methods: A qualitative design was used to explore how people with learning disabilities experienced moving as part of…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Hospitals, Transitional Programs, Independent Living
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Thomson, Michaela; Johnson, Paula – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: This research aimed to capture the experiences of women with learning disabilities living in secure services who undertook dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT); they were the first people to do this in the trust. It is hoped their experiences may guide and inform other services undertaking the same process. Materials and Methods:…
Descriptors: Females, Learning Disabilities, Phenomenology, Behavior Modification
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Lees, Carolyn; Poole, Helen; Brennan, Michelle; Irvine, Fiona – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: The government alongside other health and social care organisation have identified the need to improve the care provided for people with learning disabilities. Materials and Methods: This service evaluation aimed to explore the experiences of people with learning disabilities and their carers who accessed community dental services…
Descriptors: Adults, Learning Disabilities, Dentistry, Qualitative Research
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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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Crossland, Tom; Hewitt, Olivia; Walden, Sarah – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: A growing body of evidence supports the use of Dialectic Behaviour Therapy with people with an intellectual disability. Various adaptation have been used in studies exploring the efficacy of this intervention. Method: A Dialectic Behaviour Therapy DBT skills training group was attended by people with an intellectual disability and…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Skill Development, Well Being, Mental Health
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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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Mahoney-Davies, Gerwyn; Dixon, Clare; Tynan, Hannah; Mann, Sian – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: The "Five Ways to Well-being" document presents five ways in which people in the general population may be able to improve their well-being. This study evaluates the use of a "Five Ways to Well-being" group in a population of people with learning disabilities. Materials and Methods: Twelve participants who attend a…
Descriptors: Well Being, Learning Disabilities, Program Evaluation, Outcomes of Treatment
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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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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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Bowles, Caoimhe; Frizelle, Pauline – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Background: Lámh is a key word signing approach used in Ireland, which can support the communication needs of children with Down syndrome. However, the success of this approach in mainstream schools relies heavily on the attitudes of those within the school environment. To date, two studies have explored the attitudes of teaching staff towards the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Down Syndrome, Peer Relationship, Student Attitudes
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Rojas, Susana; Haya, Ignacio; Lázaro-Visa, Susana – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
This study starts from the premise that we are sexual beings, and therefore, sexuality is part of our lives and defines us as human beings. This is also true with regard to intellectually disabled people. Within the framework of broader qualitative research carried out in Spain, some partial results of an ongoing study aimed at finding out what a…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Interpersonal Relationship, Intellectual Disability, Qualitative Research
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Bartle, Janet; Crossland, Tom; Hewitt, Olivia – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Background: Recent government policy has focused on reducing the number of people with a learning disability receiving treatment for challenging behaviour or mental health difficulties in hospitals (including in assessment and treatment units; ATU). People with a learning disability should be supported to remain in their community when receiving…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Behavior Problems, Mental Disorders, Hospitals
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Hewitt, Olivia; Clarke, Angela – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Background: More people with a learning disability are becoming parents. Little is known about the lived experiences of the children who have a parent with a learning disability. Methods: This study uses interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) to understand the lived experiences of people who have a parent with a learning disability. Five…
Descriptors: Parents with Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, Phenomenology, Experience
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Pestana, Claudio – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
This qualitative study aimed to add to the research on the self-concept of adults with mild learning disabilities and to generate a deeper understanding of their self-perceptions rather than draw generalised quantitative conclusions. Eight adults diagnosed with mild learning disabilities receiving support from a supported living project were…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Mild Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Individual Characteristics
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