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Thackeray, Lisa A.; Eatough, Virginia – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Background: An in-depth exploration of the experience of midlife fathers of developmentally disabled young adults (aged 19-32 years) was motivated by a dearth of research in this area (McKnight, "PsyPAG Quarterly," 94, 2015, 10). Method: Five fathers participated in semi-structured interviews which were subjected to interpretative…
Descriptors: Fathers, Developmental Disabilities, Young Adults, Experience
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Brennan, Damien; Murphy, Rebecca; McCallion, Philip; McCarron, Mary – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Background: Changing family sociodemographic factors, increased life expectancy for people with an intellectual disability, deinstitutionalization and policy prioritization of the family as the principal care provider, presents new challenges to care sustainability. Method: A qualitative study design was employed, entailing focus groups and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability, Caregivers, Older Adults
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Bhardwaj, Anjali K.; Forrester-Jones, Rachel V. E.; Murphy, Glynis H. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Background: Little research exists comparing the social networks of people with intellectual disability (ID) from South Asian and White backgrounds. This UK study reports on the barriers that South Asian people with intellectual disability face in relation to social inclusion compared to their White counterparts. Materials and methods: A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Adults, Intellectual Disability
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van Asselt-Goverts, A. E.; Embregts, P. J. C. M.; Hendriks, A. H. C. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Background: Little is known about the effectiveness of interventions aimed at enhancing the social networks of people with intellectual disabilities. This study explores the results of such an intervention. How did the clients with mild to borderline intellectual disabilities and their support workers evaluate the intervention? What did they learn…
Descriptors: Intervention, Social Networks, Psychological Patterns, Self Determination
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Borji, Rihab; Sahli, Sonia; Baccouch, Rym; Laatar, Rabeb; Kachouri, Hiba; Rebai, Haithem – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Background: This study aimed to compare the effectiveness of a hopping and jumping training programme (HJP) versus a sensorimotor rehabilitation programme (SRP) on postural performances in children with intellectual disability. Methods: Three groups of children with intellectual disability participated in the study: the HJP group, the SRP group…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Children, Randomized Controlled Trials, Psychomotor Skills
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Long, Joseph J.; Butchart, Maggie; Brown, Michael; Bain, Janice; McMillan, Anne; Karatzias, Thanos – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Background: The research reported here sought to evaluate whether a dedicated education programme in vision awareness improved the knowledge and skills of autism support practitioners in identifying visual impairment in autistic people with intellectual disabilities and providing better support to those individuals identified as visually impaired.…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Visual Impairments, Vision
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Haines, David; Brown, Alexander – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Background: Paid support workers are often central to the quality of life of adults with intellectual disabilities. Health and social care professionals increasingly carry out interventions indirectly through those support workers and therefore need to understand how best to collaborate. Methods: This article synthesizes findings from the…
Descriptors: Adults, Intellectual Disability, Allied Health Personnel, Caseworkers
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Hudson, Nicholas Andrew; Mrozik, Jennifer Hella; White, Rose; Northend, Kristian; Moore, Steve; Lister, Katherine; Rayner, Kelly – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Background: People with learning disabilities (LD) are particularly vulnerable to mental health and behavioural difficulties, and it has been shown that regular exercise can improve psychosocial well-being as well as physical fitness. This research aims to explore the experiences of men with LD detained in secure settings who have engaged in…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, Males, Team Sports
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Pouls, Claudia; Jeandarme, Inge – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Background: One of the most extensively tested risk assessment instruments in offenders with an intellectual disability (OIDs) is the Violence Risk Appraisal Guide (VRAG). The purpose of this prospective study was to test the ability of this instrument to predict institutional aggression in OIDs. Method: VRAG scores were collected for 52 OIDs, and…
Descriptors: Prediction, Aggression, Intellectual Disability, Violence
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Larue, Caroline; Goulet, Marie-Hélène; Prevost, Marie-Josée; Dumais, Alexandre; Bellavance, Jacques – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Background: A cohort of 11 patients with an intellectual disability and a psychiatric diagnosis present severe behavioural disorders in psychiatric hospital of Quebec in 2009. Control-measure use for this clientele has now been reduced. How do management personnel, families and care teams explain the changes? What clinical interventions did…
Descriptors: Severe Intellectual Disability, Patients, Clinical Diagnosis, Behavior Problems
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Rossato, Mateus; Dellagrana, Rodolfo André; da Costa, Rafael Martins; de Souza Bezerra, Ewertton; dos Santos, João Otacílio Libardoni; Rech, Cassiano Ricardo – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Background: The aim of this study was to verify the accuracy of anthropometric equations to estimate the body density (BD) of adults with Down syndrome (DS), and propose new regression equations. Materials and methods: Twenty-one males (30.5 ± 9.4 years) and 17 females (27.3 ± 7.7 years) with DS participated in this study. The reference method for…
Descriptors: Adults, Down Syndrome, Body Composition, Accuracy
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Bigby, Christine; Beadle-Brown, Julie – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Background: The quality of life (QOL) of people with intellectual disability living in supported accommodation services is variable, influenced by many possible factors. Various frameworks have attempted to identify these factors without assigning value, direction of influence or relative impact on outcomes. Methods: A realist review of the…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Intellectual Disability, Residential Institutions, Leadership
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Henshaw, Marie; Spivak, Benjamin; Thomas, Stuart D. M. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Background: Several jurisdictions mandate the presence of an independent support person during police interviews with vulnerable people. The current study investigated police officers' experiences and perceptions of these volunteers during interviews with people with intellectual disability(ies) (ID). Methods: The sample comprised 229 police…
Descriptors: Interviews, Intellectual Disability, Police, Law Enforcement
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Stirk, Steven; Field, Bryony; Black, Jessica – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Background: The Learning Disability Screening Questionnaire (LDSQ) has been shown to have high sensitivity and specificity to identify those who are likely to meet intellectual disability diagnostic criteria (McKenzie, et al. [McKenzie K., 2015]). However, there is no independent research to date to support these findings. Materials and Methods:…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Questionnaires, Screening Tests, Diagnostic Tests
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Bigby, Christine; Anderson, Sian; Cameron, Nadine – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Background: Little progress has been made towards community participation of people with intellectual disability despite it being a policy aim since the 1980s. We aimed to identify the features of programmes designed to support community participation. Method: A scoping review was conducted of peer-reviewed literature between 2000 and 2015, about…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Adults, Intellectual Disability, Intervention
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