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Walton, Catherine; Isaac, Andrew; Kerr, Mike – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Vitamin D deficiency can increase the risk of bone disease, muscle weakness and fractures. The aim of this systematic review is to assess for the prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency in people with learning disability. Method: The "Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses" checklist was followed where…
Descriptors: Incidence, Nutrition, Learning Disabilities, At Risk Persons
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McClean, Katie; Guerin, Suzanne – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: The present study investigated psychologists' views of the experience of death and bereavement among children with intellectual disabilities. Materials and Methods: Twelve psychologists with experience of working with children with intellectual disabilities (Educational = 2, Clinical = 8, and Behavioural analysts = 2; average years of…
Descriptors: Psychologists, Counselor Attitudes, Intellectual Disability, Children
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Mooney, Fran; Rafique, Nazia; Tilly, Liz – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Social isolation is an issue that affects many people and especially people with a learning disability. There is an association between social exclusion and feeling lonely, an issue currently highlighted as a growing concern which needs to be addressed both in the media and by the government. Methods: The Building Bridges Research…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Social Isolation, Inclusion, Psychological Patterns
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Doody, Owen; Lyons, Rosemary; Ryan, Ruth – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Adults with intellectual disability should be involved in decision-making about their care. However, little is known regarding their experience of engaging in care planning within health services. In a rapidly changing healthcare environment, the relevance and necessity of demonstrating care delivered and care outcomes is essential for…
Descriptors: Adults, Intellectual Disability, Nursing, Health Services
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Southby, Kris – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Leisure time for adults with learning disabilities is often diversionary and spent doing passive, solitary or family-orientated activities. Befriending, as a hybrid "natural" support, may help adults with learning disabilities overcome the barriers to participation in nonsegregated leisure. Materials and methods: Four case…
Descriptors: Adults, Intellectual Disability, Leisure Time, Friendship
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O'Keeffe, Lynsey; Guerin, Suzanne; McEvoy, John; Lockhart, Karen; Dodd, Philip – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: This paper considers the challenges regarding the development and use of self-report tools for sensitive, personal topics, in this case experiences of death and bereavement for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID). These challenges are represented through the experience of the development of a self-report measure of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Grief, Intellectual Disability, Death
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Pariseau-Legault, Pierre; Holmes, Dave; Ouellet, Guillaume; Vallée-Ouimet, Sandrine – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: In the last decade, the evolution of support workers' attitudes towards the affective and sexual lives of people with intellectual disabilities has been described as increasingly positive. However, restrictive attitudes targeting affective and sexual life are still documented. Material and methods: This study aimed to explore the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability, Sexuality, Allied Health Personnel
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Al-Khudairi, Rashed; Perera, Bhathika; Solomou, Solomis; Courtenay, Ken – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
The diagnosis of ADHD is often missed or misdiagnosed in people with intellectual disability. Despite a significant growth in literature on the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in people without intellectual disability, there have been few studies on ADHD in people with intellectual disability. In this paper, we describe a group of adults with…
Descriptors: Adults, Intellectual Disability, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Clinical Diagnosis
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Hewitt, Olivia; Atkinson-Jones, Katherine; Gregory, Hannah; Hollyman, Jonathan – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: This paper reports quantitative and qualitative follow-up data from three participants who attended a Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) group for people with an intellectual disability. Materials and Methods: Quantitative data regarding psychological well-being, psychological distress (measured using the Psychological Therapies…
Descriptors: Therapy, Outcomes of Treatment, Followup Studies, Intellectual Disability
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Robinson, Deborah; Moore, Nicki; Harris, Catherine – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
This paper presents the findings of an original research project commissioned by BookTrust, a respected UK charity that gifts books to children, young people (CYP) and their families. It explored the impact and modus of pleasurable engagement with books among CYP with severe and profound learning disabilities and applied a critical,…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Well Being, Children, Foreign Countries
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Atkinson-Jones, Katherine; Hewitt, Olivia – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Social and communication impairments are a core diagnostic feature of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and can act as a barrier to developing relationships. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2016) guidelines recommend group social skills interventions as the first-line treatment to help adults with ASD improve their…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention, Group Activities
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Cithambaram, Kumaresan; Duffy, Mel; Courtney, Eileen – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: In recent times, people with intellectual disabilities are increasingly included in research studies; however, their participation in sensitive research such as palliative and end-of-life care is less frequent. The reasons for not including people with intellectual disabilities in these kinds of research studies are issues in relation…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Foreign Countries, Death, Health Services
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O'Malley, Grace; Irwin, Lynn; Syed, Akhtar Ali; Guerin, Suzanne – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Although sexual abuse (SA) constitutes a significant problem in intellectual disability settings, little is known regarding how services support individuals with intellectual disability who have been abused. Method: Using a qualitative design, we explored how one voluntary community service, and in particular their psychology…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Intellectual Disability, Psychotherapy, Trust (Psychology)
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Deville, Jane; Davies, Helen; Kane, Ros; Nelson, David; Mansfield, Paul – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: There are a significant number of adults with a learning disability who live with and are cared for by their parents. There is a pressing need for interventions to support older parent carers with their role and to plan for a time when they can no longer continue caring. This article reports on the experiences of older parent carers…
Descriptors: Parents, Older Adults, Parent Child Relationship, Adults
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Azzopardi Lane, Claire L.; Cambridge, Paul; Murphy, Glynis – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: This paper explores the sexuality of young persons with learning disability in Malta with respect to their opportunities and the constraints they experience. Materials and Methods: Interpretative phenomenological analysis was used to decode qualitative data collected from persons with learning disability. Results: Findings reveal a…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Phenomenology, Learning Disabilities, Sex Stereotypes
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