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Bellemans, Tina; Didden, Robert; van Busschbach, Jooske T.; Hoek, Pim T. A. P.; Scheffers, Mia W. J.; Lang, Russell B.; Lindsay, William R. – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2019
Background: Poor anger regulation is considered a risk factor of aggression in individuals with mild or borderline intellectual disabilities. Psychomotor therapy (PMT) targets anger regulation through body- and movement-oriented interventions. This study aims to inform practitioners on efficacy and research-base of PMT in this population. Method:…
Descriptors: Self Control, Aggression, Mild Intellectual Disability, At Risk Persons
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Vicente, Eva; Verdugo, Miguel A.; Gómez-Vela, María; Fernández-Pulido, Ramón; Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Guillén, Verónica M. – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2019
Background: Most theoretical models of self-determination suggest that both environmental and personal factors influence the development of self-determination. The design and implementation of interventions must be conducted with foreknowledge of such mediating and moderating factors if the intervention is to be successful. Methods: The purpose of…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Environmental Influences, Student Characteristics, Institutional Characteristics
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O'Neill, Jenny; Elia, Sonja; Perrett, Kirsten P. – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2019
Background: The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is offered in Australia to all males and females at 12 to 13 years. In 2015 the national HPV coverage was 77.4% for females and 66.4% for males. There is no Australian coverage data for the subgroup of adolescents with disabilities. Method: We reviewed the HPV vaccine status of all 14 year-old…
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Immunization Programs, Adolescents, Developmental Disabilities
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Merrells, Jessica; Buchanan, Angus; Waters, Rebecca – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2019
Background: Few studies discuss social inclusion from the voice and perspective of young adults with intellectual disability who have been lifelong recipients of individualised community-based coordination and services focusing on inclusion and participation. It is important to understand the perspective of people with an intellectual disability…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Intellectual Disability, Inclusion, Community Programs
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Li, Chunxiao; Wu, Yandan – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2019
Background: Information regarding how the Special Olympics programs affect volunteers' self-esteem and attitudes towards individuals with intellectual disability (ID) is limited. We conducted a quasi-experimental study to address this gap. Method: The intervention group participants (n = 120) were Chinese volunteers for the Special Olympics Eunice…
Descriptors: Competition, Intervention, Self Esteem, Volunteers
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Le Van, Laura; Crino, Rocco; Corneille, Samantha – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2019
Background: This study examined whether Motivational Interviewing (MI) follow-up calls improved the extent to which a specific therapeutic technique (Key Word Sign) presented in training was retained and implemented by staff supporting people with an intellectual disability.Method: Thirty-eight residential support workers who attended Key Word…
Descriptors: Interviews, Motivation, Training, Persistence
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Xu, Tianxi; Stancliffe, Roger J. – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2019
Background: Very few studies have evaluated the performance of transition to work (TTW) service providers after the TTW program was implemented in New South Wales, Australia since 2005. This paper examines employment outcomes achieved by 35 TTW service providers in Sydney. Method: Descriptive statistics and chi-square were used to analyse the TTW…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Program Effectiveness, Performance, Employment Level
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Sajith, Sreedharan Geetha; Chiu, Jessie; Wong, Wendy; Chiam, Peak Chiang – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2019
Background: People with intellectual disability (ID) have higher risk of mental morbidity and specialised training may be required in their management. We explored the training needs and knowledge as well as perceptions of care of such patients among residents and non-residents working in psychiatry. Method: The study was conducted as an anonymous…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Mental Disorders, Training, Allied Health Personnel
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de Geus-Neelen, Karin C. J. M.; van Oorsouw, Wietske M. W. J.; Hendriks, Lex A. H. C.; Embregts, Petri J. C. M. – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2019
Background: Staff and relatives often act as advocates for people with severe to profound intellectual disability (ID). Since staff and relatives make proxy judgements about quality of life for people with severe to profound ID, it is important to know how well the perceptions of the two groups correspond with each other. Method: Fifty-one…
Descriptors: Severe Intellectual Disability, Quality of Life, Decision Making, Empowerment
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Webber, Lynne S.; Richardson, Ben; White, Kathryn L.; Fitzpatrick, Padraig; McVilly, Keith; Forster, Sheridan – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2019
Background: Mechanical restraint refers to the use of materials or devices to restrict the behaviours of a person with a disability, where the restraint is neither for therapeutic purposes or required by law. The inappropriate use of mechanical restraint is recognised in legislation and policy as a violation of people's human rights, and a risk to…
Descriptors: Safety Equipment, Disabilities, Individual Characteristics, Influences
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Bellavance, Jacques; Morin, Diane – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2019
Background: Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability among men. This syndrome is frequently underdiagnosed in adults. The aim of this study was to develop and validate a French translation of the screening checklist "Fragiele-X screeningslijst." Method: The validation sample for the…
Descriptors: Genetic Disorders, Intellectual Disability, Males, Adults
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Newton, D. C.; McGillivray, J. A. – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2019
Background: Informal carers often play an integral role in the lives of people with intellectual disability (ID) residing in the community. In this study, we explored the extent to which carers of people with ID believe that the health care needs of the person they care for are being accommodated by general practice. Method: Semi-structured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability, Caregivers, Health Services
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Strnadová, Iva; Bernoldová, Jana; Adamcíková, Zdenka; Klusácek, Jan – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2019
Background: The ability of women with an intellectual disability (ID) to fulfill their role as mothers is also influenced by medical personnel. This exploratory research study's objective was to investigate medical personnel's knowledge, attitudes, and experiences with regard to mothers with ID. Method: The survey was completed by 175 medical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Intellectual Disability, Mothers
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Collings, Susan; Dew, Angela; Dowse, Leanne – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2019
Background: Planning is a key mechanism by which the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) ensures individuals with disability have choice and control over supports. People with intellectual disability will comprise the largest NDIS participant group and many will need assistance to engage in planning. In order to respond…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Insurance, Foreign Countries, Adults
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Blickwedel, Jessica; Ali, Afia; Hassiotis, Angela – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2019
Background: Epilepsy and challenging behaviour are both highly prevalent in the intellectual disability (ID) population and it is thus crucial to understand any possible associations between the two. Method: PsycINFO, MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL and Web of Science were searched for quantitative data about epilepsy and any forms of challenging…
Descriptors: Epilepsy, Behavior Problems, Intellectual Disability, Correlation
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