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Manor-Binyamini, Iris – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2018
Background: The aim of this study was to explore how educated Bedouin women perceive the causes and meaning of their marriages to Bedouin men with intellectual disability (ID). Methods: In-depth semi-structured ethnographic interviews were utilised in data collection from 15 educated Bedouin women who were married to Bedouin men with ID. The…
Descriptors: Marriage, Migrants, Females, Intellectual Disability
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Moore, Katherine; McDonald, Paula; Bartlett, Jennifer – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2018
Background: Despite existing literature identifying the organisational drivers and constraints of employing people with disability, little research has explored how organisations embed disability-inclusive recruitment practices to facilitate ongoing employment opportunities for people with intellectual disability (ID). Method: An embedded case…
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, Employment Opportunities, Work Environment, Intellectual Disability
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Martínez-Tur, Vicente; Estreder, Yolanda; Moliner, Carolina; Gracia, Esther; Patra?, Lumini?a; Zornoza, Ana – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2018
Background: This study focused on attitudes of workers and family members towards self-determination of individuals with intellectual disability. First, we compare their self-determination attitudes. Second, we test the link from mutual communication (workers and family members perceive that the other party openly dialogues about…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Intellectual Disability, Positive Attitudes, Comparative Analysis
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Mullen, Georgina – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2018
Background: The aim of this systematic review was to identify and critically appraise empirical research regarding attachment theory among adults with an intellectual disability. Method: A systematic search was carried out in Psycinfo and CINHAL databases. Only five studies met selection criteria. Results: Three main findings were identified: (1)…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Attachment Behavior, Adults, Security (Psychology)
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Branch, Alison; Hastings, Richard P.; Beverley, Michael; Hughes, J. Carl – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2018
Background: Behaviour support plans (BSPs) are at the core of positive behavioural support for challenging behaviour, but nonadherence to BSPs is common. Generally, nonfluent component knowledge prevents learners achieving fluent application and retention of information, and we hypothesised that this may apply to staff learning BSPs. Method: We…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Staff Development
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Quilliam, Claire; Bigby, Christine; Douglas, Jacinta – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2018
Background: Paperwork can transform organisational aims into action in group homes, but it can also be problematic for staff. The aim of this study was to explore frontline staff perspectives on paperwork in group homes for people with intellectual disability. Methods: Constructivist grounded theory methodology guided the study. Data were…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Semi Structured Interviews, Observation, Reports
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Awan, N.; Oliver, C.; Wilde, L.; Eden, K.; Waite, J. – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2018
Background: There is limited research documenting the health and/or psychological services accessed by adults with rare genetic syndromes who engage in challenging behaviour. The study documented service receipt and associations with person characteristics. Method: Thirty-two parents of adults with rare genetic syndromes completed an adapted…
Descriptors: Adults, Genetic Disorders, Behavior Problems, Autism
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Coons, Kelly D.; Watson, Shelley L.; Yantzi, Nicole M.; Schinke, Robert J. – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2018
Background: Our aim in this paper is to build upon the experience of family adaptation and to describe one unique stressor experienced by adoptive parents of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) that may hinder successful family adaptation. Method: Fifty-one adoptive parents of children with FASD from 36 families in Ontario,…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Clinical Diagnosis, Family Relationship
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Erickson, Steven R.; Nicaj, Drita; Barron, Sasha – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2018
Background: People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) may be at risk for medication-related problems due to complex medication regimens. The objective of this study was to determine the medication regimen complexity of adults with IDD. Methods: This retrospective study compared the Medication Regimen Complexity Index (MRCI)…
Descriptors: Drug Therapy, Intellectual Disability, Patients, Scores
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Cheng, Cindy; Oakman, Jodi; Bigby, Christine; Fossey, Ellie; Cavanagh, Jillian; Meacham, Hannah; Bartram, Timothy – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2018
Background: Employment rates for Australians with an intellectual disability remain low. Effective evidence-based strategies are required to guide future interventions, to enable people with intellectual disability achieve better employment outcomes. Methods: A literature search of peer-reviewed articles published between 2001 and 2015 was…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Job Skills, Employment Level, Supported Employment
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van Duijvenbode, Neomi; Didden, Robert; VanDerNagel, Joanne E. L.; Korzilius, Hubert P. L. M.; Engels, Rutger C. M. E. – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2018
Background: The goal of this study was to examine the relationship between drinking motives and interpretation bias (interpreting ambiguous stimuli in an alcohol-related way) in problematic drinkers with and without mild to borderline intellectual disability (MBID). Method: Participants (N = 178) were divided into 4 groups based on severity of…
Descriptors: Correlation, Drinking, Alcohol Abuse, Individual Differences
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Wark, Stuart – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2018
Background: Residing in a rural location is associated with socioeconomic disadvantage and reduced access to essential services such as housing, education, transport and healthcare. However, it is not clear whether researchers consistently consider geographic impact for people with intellectual disability. Method: All research articles since…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Rural Urban Differences, Geographic Location, Disadvantaged
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Wissink, Inge B.; van Vugt, Eveline S.; Smits, Iris A. M.; Moonen, Xavier M. H.; Stams, Geert-Jan J. M. – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2018
Background: Little is known about the nature and reactions to sexual abuse of children with intellectual disability (ID). The aim was to fill this gap. Method: Official reports of sexual abuse of children with ID in state care were examined (N = 128) and compared with children without ID (N = 48). Results: Clear signs of penetration or genital…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Children, Sexual Abuse, Foster Care
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Sango, Precious N.; Forrester-Jones, Rachel – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2018
Background: Researchers contend that religious and spiritual communities may provide a conduit to friendship for people with IDD. This research explored the interface between social networks and spirituality for individuals with IDD living in either a faith or non-faith based service. Method: A mixed-methods approach was used including…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Social Networks, Intellectual Disability, Friendship
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Bigby, Christine; Bould, Emma; Beadle-Brown, Julie – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2018
Background: Supported living is perceived as more flexible than group homes for people with intellectual disability. This study identified costs and factors associated with quality of life (QOL) in supported living and compared this with group homes. Method: Thirty-one residents in supported living participated in a survey incorporating measures…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality of Life, Group Homes, Intellectual Disability
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