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ERIC Number: EJ1294168
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
The Experiences of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities Attending a Mindfulness-Based Group Intervention
Croom, Sarah; Chadwick, Darren D.; Nicholls, Wendy; McGarry, Ali
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v49 n2 p162-178 Jun 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 with intellectual disabilities attending an eight-week group MBP delivered within the community. Two audio-recorded group discussions and seven semi-structured interviews were thematically analysed. Results: Themes were as follows: participants' experience of the group as a meaningful and enjoyable activity; opportunities for socialisation, sharing, friendship and support; the significance of participant--facilitator relationships; and how participants understood and experienced the mindfulness exercises and concepts. Conclusions: Some understanding of mindfulness was evident, and participants demonstrated an ability to engage in mindfulness exercises. Findings inform the development of effective MBPs for people with intellectual disabilities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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