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Cluley, Victoria – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: It is now expected that projects addressing the lives of people with learning disabilities include people with learning disabilities in the research process. In the past, such research often excluded people with learning disabilities, favouring the opinions of family members, carers and professionals. The inclusion of the voices of…
Descriptors: Photography, Social Action, Learning Disabilities, Multiple Disabilities
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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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Chadwick, Darren D.; Quinn, Sally; Fullwood, Chris – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: Information and communication technologies, with the Internet at the forefront, have the potential to enhance the knowledge, service, employment, development and social interactional opportunities available to people with intellectual disabilities. Despite this, people with intellectual disabilities are not accessing the Internet to…
Descriptors: Internet, Intellectual Disability, Assistive Technology, Attitude Measures
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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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Bates, Claire; Terry, Louise; Popple, Keith – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: Love is important aspect of life, including to people with learning disabilities both historically and more recently. Participants value the companionship, support and social status associated with a partner. Relationships are considered mechanisms to meet certain needs including feeling loved, company, intimacy and enabling…
Descriptors: Intimacy, Interpersonal Relationship, Hermeneutics, Phenomenology
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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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Green, Paul – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: There is a considerable body of evidence to suggest that behavioural activation for depression is an equally effective but less complex treatment than cognitive behavioural therapy. It may therefore be more suitable for those who are cognitively impaired (i.e. early-stage dementia or mild cognitive impairment) or have a learning…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Intervention, Therapy, Intellectual Disability
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Hassan, Nedim – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: Person-centred planning, which commonly becomes formalised within services for people with learning disabilities through an Essential Lifestyle Plan (ELP), was intended to help place the choices of individuals at the forefront of service provision. However, beyond UK government policy rhetoric, scholars have raised issues regarding the…
Descriptors: Leisure Education, Recreational Activities, Learning Disabilities, Life Style
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Wong, Wendy; Sajith, Sreedharan Geetha – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: Pathologic aerophagia (PA) is characterised by excessive swallowing of air resulting in significant abdominal distension or belching. This is a relatively rare condition in general population but has been reported in up to 8.8% of institutionalised patients with intellectual disability. In severe cases, this can cause volvulus and…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Etiology
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Jacobs, Paula; MacMahon, Ken – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: Siblings often play significant roles in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. This study aimed to give voice to young adults whose siblings have an intellectual disability and are in residential care. Materials and Methods: Six participants were interviewed, with interpretative phenomenological analysis methodology…
Descriptors: Siblings, Sibling Relationship, Intellectual Disability, Young Adults
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Bunning, Karen; Alder, Ruth; Proudman, Lydia; Wyborn, Harriet – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: Capturing the views of people with learning disabilities is not straightforward. Talking Mats® has been used successfully to solicit the views of such individuals. The aim was to co-produce an interview schedule using Talking Mats® on the subject of television-viewing habits and preferences of adults and young people with learning…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Television Viewing, Adults, Youth
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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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Olsen, Angela; Majeed-Ariss, Rabiya; Teniola, Simonette; White, Catherine – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: People with learning disabilities are more likely to experience sexual abuse and less likely to access support than the general population, this is due to a range of variables at the individual, societal and service-delivery level. This study presents a service evaluation of St Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre, Manchester to…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Sexual Abuse, Foreign Countries, Crime
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Hamilton, Jahnese; Ingham, Barry; McKinnon, Iain; Parr, Jeremy R.; Tam, Louise Yuen-Chong; Le Couteur, Ann – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: Adults with intellectual disabilities and/or autism are often excluded from participating in health and healthcare research. Understanding study information, which is an important aspect of demonstrating capacity to give informed consent, can be a particular challenge. This study surveyed clinical researchers to discover: (i) their…
Descriptors: Adults, Intellectual Disability, Cognitive Ability, Informed Consent
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