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Earle, Sarah; Ledger, Sue; Tilley, Elizabeth; Walmsley, Jan; Chapman, Rohhss; Townson, Lou – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Contraceptive use by women with learning disabilities differs from that of nondisabled women of a similar age. Women with learning disabilities start contraception earlier and often use it when they are not sexually active. Hence, there is a need to hear directly from these women about their experiences of contraceptive…
Descriptors: Females, Contraception, Intellectual Disability, Research
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Lovell, Andrew; Skellern, Joanne – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: There is growing recognition that an individual's personal history can be extremely influential in shaping their future experience, though there has been a limited exploration in the context of learning disability and offending behaviour. Method: Research questions related to participant interpretation of offending behaviour and…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Individual Characteristics, Crime, Antisocial Behavior
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Gadd, Teresa – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Respite supports are highly valued by persons with disabilities and their families/carers. In Ireland, there has been regular commentary in relation to a lack of respite services, with users and other stakeholders reporting limited access, inequity of provision, and long waiting lists for support. Materials and Methods: Much of the…
Descriptors: Respite Care, Intellectual Disability, Adults, Foreign Countries
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Rojas-Pernia, Susana; Haya-Salmón, Ignacio; Lastra-Cagigas, Santiago; Álvarez-Sáenz de Santa María, Lucia – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
This article presents the results of a project carried out by a group of researchers with and without intellectual disabilities on "the importance of social relationships and loneliness." We wanted to find out about the experience of loneliness in young people with and without intellectual disabilities and know whether this was an…
Descriptors: Alienation, Cultural Isolation, Developmental Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Cithambaram, Kumaresan; Duffy, Mel; Courtney, Eileen – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Recently, more and more people with intellectual disabilities have been dying from life-limiting conditions, and on many occasions, people with intellectual disabilities have not been informed of this. There is limited evidence concerning the views and opinions of this cohort regarding the information that is needed in order for…
Descriptors: Disclosure, Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability, Death
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Sutton, Paul; Gates, Bob – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Historically, the emotional lives and mental health needs of adults with learning disabilities received scant attention, especially when the policy of institutionalisation was at its zenith in the UK. Materials and Methods: This case study employed biographical narrative interviews based on a psychosocial approach. The main sources of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health, Intellectual Disability, Psychological Needs
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Tuffrey-Wijne, Irene; Lam, Claire Kar Kei; Marsden, Daniel; Conway, Bernie; Harris, Claire; Jeffrey, David; Jordan, Leon; Keagan-Bull, Richard; McDermott, Michelle; Newton, Dan; Stapelberg, Diane – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Within learning disability research, it is important to involve people with learning disabilities at all stages, but there are limited opportunities for them to learn about the research process or to gain research skills. Method: An eight-session research training course for people with learning disabilities was developed and piloted…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Research Skills, Training Methods, Learning Disabilities
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Everett, Jordan; Lock, Adele; Boggis, Allison; Georgiadis, Emmanouil – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: In the past, academic literature and research relating to the Special Olympics (SO) have focused mainly on the parents', professionals' and coaches' views, with some concentrating on the effects of SO on athletes' quality of life. Relatively little has concentrated on the athlete's own perspectives. Therefore, this study set out to…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Competition, Athletes, Opinions
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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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Riches, Tanya N.; O'Brien, Patricia M. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: This study aimed to explore how researchers with intellectual disabilities were involved in writing up and publishing inclusive research, particularly in peer-reviewed journals. It was conducted over a year by members of the Centre for Disability Studies Inclusive Research Network representing 17 co-researchers (with intellectual…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Researchers, Inclusion, Authors
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Bates, Claire; McCarthy, Michelle; Milne Skillman, Karen; Elson, Nicola; Forrester-Jones, Rachel; Hunt, Siobhan – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: People with intellectual and developmental disabilities face challenges in developing and maintaining intimate relationships, frequently requiring support from staff. Method: Focus groups were conducted with 26 social care staff members to explore the support they provided to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to…
Descriptors: Adults, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Interpersonal Relationship
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Tinney, Grainne; Smith, Martine – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Models of service delivery for adults with an intellectual disability in Ireland increasingly focus on delivering services within local communities. Preparation for this transition often focuses on practical skills. Our service received complaints about unacceptable behaviour (i.e., shoplifting), by some service users. Although such…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Antisocial Behavior, Crime, Adults
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Sitter, Kathleen C.; Burke, Amy C.; Ladhani, Sheliza; Mallay, Nicole – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Although sexual rights are human rights, persons with developmental disabilities are often excluded from developing positive sexual health due to societal attitudes, stigma, a lack of education and limited opportunities. Methods: As a part of a 12-month participatory action research study in a western Canadian province, nine adults…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Participatory Research, Action Research, Video Technology
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Toro, Brigitte – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: The Snoezelen room provides a multisensory environment for people with learning disabilities. Method: Thirty-five residents were recruited from a convenience sample of people living in a residential centre. A repeated-measures, within-subject design was used to evaluate the participants during three conditions: a) Snoezelen room, b)…
Descriptors: Moderate Intellectual Disability, Memory, Human Posture, Perceptual Motor Coordination
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