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McKim, Jules; Samuel, Judith – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) provides an overarching framework for supporting quality-of-life improvements for people who use challenging behaviour. Rapport, or the lack of it, is well understood as a setting factor for some challenging behaviours. Intensive Interaction is an approach that, among other possible outcomes, can…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Behavior Disorders, Interpersonal Relationship, Quality of Life
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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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Sheridan, Ciara; OMalley-Keighran, Mary-Pat; Carroll, Clare – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: There is a wealth of research on adolescents with Down syndrome (DS) covering a large range of topics such as obesity, speech and language, education and health-related quality of life. However, for quality of life, much of the available literature for adolescents with DS relies on parent proxy reporting. This results in more research…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Quality of Life, Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescents
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Niven, Abigail; Gamman, Lee; Webb, Alison; Goodey, Rebecca; Shankar, Rohit – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
1.1 Background: In the light of the current national guidance to reduce the number of inpatient learning disability beds, a review was completed of the quality of lives of the people who had been former inpatients in Cornwall at the time of closure of the learning disability inpatient facilities almost 10 years before transforming care. 1.2…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability, Hospitals, Quality of Life
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Brennan, Hope; Westbrook, Jenna; Parry, Sarah – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
1.1 Background: Compassion is one of the six core principles that the NHS means to promote within health care. Research concerning compassion within learning disability services is scarce; therefore, the current study aimed to explore the experiences of compassion of professionals within learning disability services. 1.2 Materials and Methods:…
Descriptors: Altruism, Intellectual Disability, Professional Personnel, Quality of Life
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Roche-Morris, Aisling; Cheetham, John – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Hearing voices groups (HVGs) are effective avenues of support for people who hear voices in the general population yet their application and adaptation for people with learning disabilities who hear voices are scarce. Methods: This paper is an evaluation of a pilot HVG for people with learning disabilities. Five people attended the…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Mental Disorders, Mental Health, Social Support Groups
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Nicholson, Emma; Guerin, Suzanne; Keogh, Fiona; Dodd, Philip – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Respite care is an essential support for people with intellectual disabilities and their families; however, there is limited evidence examining different models of respite care. The present research examined quality of life among adults with intellectual disabilities using three different models of respite services in Ireland. Method:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mild Intellectual Disability, Moderate Intellectual Disability, Residential Care
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Cumella, Stuart; Lyons, Maria – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: A key aim of public policy has been to move people with a learning disability from segregated settings into ordinary housing, with the expectation that they would become integrated in and accepted by the rest of society. Despite this policy, people with a learning disability have high rates of unemployment, social isolation, mental…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Housing, Quality of Life, Public Policy
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McKenzie, Karen; Whelan, Kathryn J.; Mayer, Claire; McNall, Anne; Noone, Steve; Chaplin, Jill – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: There is a growing evidence base about the effectiveness of positive behavioural support (PBS) in relation to behaviours that challenge (CB). There is, however, limited research from the perspective of individuals receiving this support. The objective of this qualitative study was to obtain the views of participants with an…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Positive Behavior Supports, Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Buskermolen, Willem Meindert; Hoekman, Joop; Aldenkamp, Albert Pierre – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: In this article, we describe our study of the prevalence of behaviour that challenges and which internal factors are related to behaviour that challenges in 21 people (fourteen are male, seven are female, varying in age from 12.4 to 42 years; mean 26.6, SD 7.27) with intellectual disabilities who have hearing impairments. Materials and…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Hearing Impairments, Deafness, Longitudinal Studies
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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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Craig, Jocelyn E.; Cartwright, Collen – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
Background: The concerns of older carers of an adult with disabilities have been well documented. The sudden incapacity or death of the carer can result in a crisis response rather than a planned transition to a chosen sustainable alternative care arrangement for the person with disability. Building on previous "Futures Planning"…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Caregivers, Disabilities, Planning
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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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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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Bauer, Annette; Wistow, Gerald; Dixon, Josie; Knapp, Martin – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
Advocacy can help service users both to understand their rights and choices and also to support them in resolving issues of great significance to their lives. We investigated some of the costs and outcomes of advocacy provided to parents with learning disabilities at risk of having their children taken into care. Through two workshops and a…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Mental Retardation, Intervention, Parents with Disabilities
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