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DiPasquale, Sarah; Roberts, Mary – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2022
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine if integrative dance classes have the potential to improve the postural stability in individuals with intellectual disability. Methods: A quasi-experimental, pretest-posttest research design was used to assess changes in postural stability of 16 individuals with intellectual disability. Postural…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Human Posture, Intellectual Disability, Program Effectiveness
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Tournier, Tess; Hendriks, Alexander H. C.; Jahoda, Andrew; Hastings, Richard P.; Giesbers, Sanne A. H.; Embregts, Petri J. C. M. – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2022
Background: The Family Network Method -- Intellectual Disability (FNM-ID) was used to compare perspectives of people with mild intellectual disability and their support workers on family networks of people with intellectual disability. Method: 138 participants with mild intellectual disability and support workers were interviewed, using the…
Descriptors: Mild Intellectual Disability, Networks, Attitudes, Behavior Problems
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Chevalère, J.; Camblats, A. -M.; Laurier, V.; Tauber, M.; Thuilleaux, D.; Postal, V. – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2022
Background: The present study investigated decision-making in patients with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) using the Soochow Gambling Task (SGT). The objective was to assess whether adults with PWS have impaired hot executive functions and whether the deficit is specific to PWS or linked to intellectual disabilities. Method: The SGT performance of 26…
Descriptors: Genetic Disorders, Decision Making, Adults, Executive Function
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Aspler, John; Bogossian, Aline; Racine, Eric – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2022
Background: People with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and women who drink alcohol while pregnant can experience stigma, possibly exacerbated by stereotyped media portrayals. Method: To understand experiences of FASD stakeholders and reactions to news coverage, we conducted twelve focus groups across three categories: (1) people with FASD;…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Drinking, Social Bias
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Lemoine, Lise; Schneider, Benoît – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2022
Background: The increased life expectancy of people with Down syndrome puts pressure on parents, who are usually the main caregivers but who find caring more difficult as they get older. The quality of the support provided by brothers and sisters depends on the intra-family relationships they build when growing up. Methods: 121 adult siblings of…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Siblings, Sibling Relationship, Adults
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Bellemans, Tina; Peters-Scheffer, Nienke; Didden, Robert; Traas, Romy; van Busschbach, Jooske T. – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2022
Background: Psychomotor therapy (PMT) is often applied in Dutch clinical practice to address aggressive behaviour in individuals with mild intellectual disabilities or borderline intellectual functioning. However, the literature on clients' experiences is lacking. Methods: An interpretative phenomenological analysis was used to analyse the…
Descriptors: Mild Intellectual Disability, Psychological Patterns, Self Control, Behavior Problems
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Hirose, Naoki; Morita, Kojiro; Jo, Taisuke; Hagiwara, Yasuhiro; Matsui, Hiroki; Fushimi, Kiyohide; Yasunaga, Hideo – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2022
Background: We examined the association between intellectual disabilities (ID) and pneumonia severity at admission. Methods: We extracted patients admitted to hospital for pneumonia from July 2010 to March 2018 using the Diagnosis Procedure Combination database. We measured pneumonia severity using the A-DROP system. After 1:4 cohort matching…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Diseases, Hospitals, Patients
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Di Maggio, Ilaria; Ginevra, Maria Cristina; Santilli, Sara; Nota, Laura – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2022
Background: Attitudes of classmates has been considered as one of the major problems in inclusive education, negatively influencing the participation of students with disability in school contexts. The goal of this study was to examine Italian typically developing children's attitudes towards their peers with disabilities. Method: In a sample of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Students with Disabilities, Peer Relationship
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Fusinska-Korpik, Agnieszka; Gacek, Michal – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2022
Background: In this study we aimed to explore how intelligence and executive functioning are related to decision-making regarding social situations in persons with mild ID. Method: We studied 80 vocational school students with mild ID; the controls were 80 students of a similar age. We assessed decision-making ability with the Important Life…
Descriptors: Mild Intellectual Disability, Intelligence, Executive Function, Decision Making
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Frielink, Noud; Oudshoorn, Cathelijn E. M.; Embregts, Petri J. C. M. – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2021
Background: The use of eHealth in support for daily functioning of service users with intellectual disability (ID) is a rather unexplored domain. Therefore, the current study identified the a) level of familiarity, b) advantages/disadvantages, and c) facilitating/impeding factors for the use of eHealth in support for daily functioning of people…
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Barriers, Foreign Countries, Residential Care
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Wilson, Jill; Tilse, Cheryl; White, Ben; Rosenman, Linda – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2021
Background: Parents making a will most commonly distribute assets evenly to adult children. How parents of an adult child with an intellectual disability use wills to plan for future care and support has had limited policy, practice and research attention. Method: This research reports on the perceptions of 20 parents regarding the impact of the…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Adults, Parents, Records (Forms)
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Pallisera, Maria; Vilà, Montserrat; Fullana, Judit; Valls, Maria-Josep – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2021
Background: This research aims to study the role of people with intellectual disability in taking decisions regarding the support provided under the supported living model. Method: Interviews were conducted with 13 people with intellectual disability, and six support professionals with experience working in organisations offering personalised…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Self Determination, Personal Autonomy, Professional Personnel
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Tyrer, Freya; Kiani, Reza; Rutherford, Mark J. – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2021
Background: There is a need to systematically compare and contrast mortality predictors and disparities in people with intellectual disabilities (ID) for global prevention strategy development. Method: Bibliographic databases and grey literature were searched using systematic review methodology and the machine learning tool "Abstrackr."…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Death, Predictor Variables, Prevention
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Manduchi, Beatrice; Walshe, Margaret; Burke, Éilish; Carroll, Rachael; McCallion, Philip; McCarron, Mary – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2021
Background: Choking is a serious and under-recognised condition for adults with intellectual disability (ID), with health, psychological and potentially fatal consequences. This study aims to determine the prevalence and risk factors for choking in a population-based sample of older adults with ID. Method: 597 adults with ID (mean age: 60 years…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Eating Disorders, Incidence, Older Adults
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Meys, Evy; Hermans, Koen; Maes, Bea – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2021
Background: Professionals play an important role in supporting the social relations of persons with a disability. This study looks at professional practices supporting or strengthening social relations of persons in independent supported living, by integrating the perspectives of adults with a disability, network members and professionals. Method:…
Descriptors: Adults, Independent Living, Disabilities, Attitudes
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