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Sawhney, Indermeet; Zia, Asif; Gates, Bob – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
In the UK, the Mental Health Tribunal is a long-established safeguard for patients detained under the Mental Health Act. This gives such patients an effective appeal mechanism to ensure legal protection of their liberty. This act contains sections that allow for civil detention in the case of mental disorder. The right to apply to the tribunal…
Descriptors: Patients, Learning Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Mental Health
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Pateraki, Eleni; Macmahon, Kenneth – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Abstract: For services across the UK, increasing emphasis is placed on the use of evidence-based psychological treatments. In this context, the Scottish Government published the MATRIX, a best-practice clinical governance document, with a brief section on therapies for people with learning disabilities. As with most clinical guidelines, randomised…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adults, Learning Disabilities, Psychological Services
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Cooper, Rosalind; Frearson, Julia – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: Joe was referred to the Community Learning Disabilities Team (CLDT) for support around low mood and overeating. Initial formulation suggested compassion focused therapy (CFT) as an intervention. The evidence base for using CFT with people with learning disabilities is currently limited. Materials and Methods: Adaptations were made to…
Descriptors: Adults, Case Studies, Learning Disabilities, Altruism
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Dairo, Yetunde M.; Collett, Johnny; Dawes, Helen – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: Few studies have measured physical activity (PA) levels of adults with intellectual disabilities using both objective and subjective methods, but none included individuals with profound intellectual disabilities. To inform effective measurement of PA across the disability spectrum, this study explored: the feasibility of measuring PA…
Descriptors: Feasibility Studies, Physical Activity Level, Measurement, Adults
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Potter, Carol A. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: A diagnosis of childhood autism can be an extremely stressful experience for parents, but little is known concerning paternal perceptions of the process. Methods: This study investigated father perspectives on a diagnosis of autism, through an online survey. Results: An analysis of 184 replies to an open-ended question identified the…
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Parent Attitudes, Fathers, Online Surveys
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Thomson, Michaela; Johnson, Paula – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: This research aimed to capture the experiences of women with learning disabilities living in secure services who undertook dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT); they were the first people to do this in the trust. It is hoped their experiences may guide and inform other services undertaking the same process. Materials and Methods:…
Descriptors: Females, Learning Disabilities, Phenomenology, Behavior Modification
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Lees, Carolyn; Poole, Helen; Brennan, Michelle; Irvine, Fiona – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: The government alongside other health and social care organisation have identified the need to improve the care provided for people with learning disabilities. Materials and Methods: This service evaluation aimed to explore the experiences of people with learning disabilities and their carers who accessed community dental services…
Descriptors: Adults, Learning Disabilities, Dentistry, Qualitative Research
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Doody, Owen; Bailey, Maria E. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: Individuals with intellectual disability experience the same chronic diseases and conditions as the general population, but are more likely to have physical and psychological co-morbidities, resulting in a higher risk of experiencing pain and having more frequent or severe pain. Method: This position paper aims to highlight the…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Pain, Evaluation Methods, Nurses
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Hall, Natalie; Durand, Marie-Anne; Mengoni, Silvana E. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: Despite experiencing health inequalities, people with intellectual disabilities are under-represented in health research. Previous research has identified barriers but has typically focused on under-recruitment to specific studies. This study aimed to explore care staff's attitudes to health research involving people with intellectual…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Research, Caregiver Attitudes, Barriers
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McConkey, Roy; Kelly, Fionnola; Craig, Sarah; Keogh, Fiona – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: In recent years, efforts have been made to improve the transition of pupils with intellectual disabilities to adult services and to offer a wider range of choices. However, there have been few longitudinal studies to monitor the services provided to young adults post-school. This case study in the Republic of Ireland identified the…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Dropouts, Intellectual Disability, Foreign Countries
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Crossland, Tom; Hewitt, Olivia; Walden, Sarah – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: A growing body of evidence supports the use of Dialectic Behaviour Therapy with people with an intellectual disability. Various adaptation have been used in studies exploring the efficacy of this intervention. Method: A Dialectic Behaviour Therapy DBT skills training group was attended by people with an intellectual disability and…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Skill Development, Well Being, Mental Health
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Johnson, Clair; Viljoen, Nina – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: Systemic approaches can be useful in working with people with learning disabilities and their network. The evidence base for these approaches within the field of learning disabilities, however, is currently limited. Materials and Methods: This article presents part of a service evaluation of systemic consultations in a Community…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Interdisciplinary Approach, Systems Approach, Expectation
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Chiner, Esther; Gómez-Puerta, Marcos; Cardona-Moltó, María Cristina – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: Internet offers opportunities to people with intellectual disabilities, but it also involves some risks. The aim of this study was to explore these issues considering caregivers and people with intellectual disabilities' perspectives. Materials and Methods: A descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted. The sample consisted of 77…
Descriptors: Internet, Intellectual Disability, Caregivers, Attitude Measures
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Baker, Peter; Appleton, Philippa; Williams, Rosie – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: This study evaluated a package of Active Support (AS), which included standard training with additional video informed reflective practice. Materials & Methods: The training package was implemented as part of a service improvement initiative in four residential intellectual disability homes, using a concurrent multiple baseline…
Descriptors: Residential Programs, Intellectual Disability, Training, Video Technology
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Fish, Rebecca; Hatton, Chris; Chauhan, Umesh – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: Previous research has found that people with learning disabilities are not given prescription information that is tailored to their needs. We wanted to find out people's information requirements. Materials and Methods: A questionnaire was co-produced by the authors and consultants with learning disabilities. It asked what information…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability, Questionnaires, Physicians
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