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Mafuba, Kay; Gates, Bob; Cozens, Maria – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
The aim of this study was to explore how public health policy in the United Kingdom was reflected in community intellectual disability nurses' (CIDNs)' job descriptions and person's specifications. The role of CIDNs has evolved due to policy changes. As these roles evolve, job descriptions and person specifications are important in highlighting…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability, Nurses, Public Policy
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Boulton, Natalie E.; Williams, Jonathan; Jones, Robert S. P. – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Background: People with intellectual disabilities are entitled to equitable access to psychological support. Traditional therapeutic approaches often rely on a person's ability to verbally articulate a description of their life, which can be particularly difficult for emotionally salient information. Methods: A systematic literature review was…
Descriptors: Photography, Therapy, Intervention, Intellectual Disability
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McConkey, Roy; Keogh, Fiona; Bunting, Brendan; Iriarte, Edurne Garcia – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
A natural experiment contrasted the self-rated well-being of people with intellectual disabilities (n = 75) and those with enduring mental health problems (n = 44) after they moved to new accommodation and support options, while others remained in congregated settings or living in the family home. Most support staff also provided well-being…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Well Being, Group Homes, Comparative Analysis
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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 Disabilities, 2018
We examined cognitive deficits in problematic drinkers with and without mild to borderline intellectual disability (MBID). Problematic drinkers were expected to show a significantly lower estimated performance IQ (PIQ), but not a lower estimated verbal IQ (VIQ), compared to light drinkers. Participants (N = 474) were divided into four groups based…
Descriptors: Mild Intellectual Disability, Alcohol Abuse, Foreign Countries, Adults
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Cashin, Andrew; Buckley, Thomas; Trollor, Julian N.; Lennox, Nicholas – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Little research has been carried out on the physical health of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). From the studies conducted with both children and adults, few studies have moved beyond retrospective record analysis and survey and conducted health assessment. The majority of the studies are from the United States of America with a small…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Physical Health, Health Related Fitness
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Breau, Lynn M.; Aston, Megan; MacLeod, Emily – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Children with intellectual disabilities (IDs) are frequent users of the healthcare system, yet nurses report they receive little education regarding specialized medical, social and relational needs of this population. Therefore, parents take on a greater burden of care while their child is in hospital than do parents of typically developing…
Descriptors: Children, Intellectual Disability, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Qualitative Research
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Midjo, Turid; Aune, Karin Ellingsen – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
This article explores the self-constructions of young adults with mild intellectual disabilities in talk about their everyday living and how parents and professionals construct young adults with disabilities in talk about their involvement in transition processes. The analysis is related to an interpretive tradition and conducted based on…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Mild Intellectual Disability, Self Concept, Parents
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Wilson, Nathan J.; Macdonald, Jemima; Hayman, Brenda; Bright, Alexandra M.; Frawley, Patsie; Gallego, Gisselle – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
This narrative review of the research literature presents a summary about the key issues facing people with intellectual disability (ID) who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or questioning (LGBTIQ). The aim of this review was to consolidate research of the topic; to identify whether any pilot studies reporting…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Intellectual Disability, Homosexuality, Sexual Identity
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Lancioni, Giulio E.; Singh, Nirbhay N.; O'Reilly, Mark F.; Sigafoos, Jeff; Alberti, Gloria; Perilli, Viviana; Zimbaro, Carmen; Boccasini, Adele; Mazzola, Carlo; Russo, Roberto – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
This study assessed a technology-aided program (monitoring responding, and ensuring preferred stimulation and encouragements) for promoting physical activity with 11 participants with severe/profound intellectual and multiple disabilities. Each participant was provided with an exercise device (e.g. a static bicycle and a stepper) and exposed to…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Multiple Disabilities, Physical Activity Level, Health Related Fitness
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Magenis, Marina Lummertz; Machado, Alessandra Gonçalves; Bongiolo, Angela Martinha; da Silva, Marco Antonio; Castro, Kamila; Perry, Ingrid Dalira Schweigert – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
The aim of this study was to assess dietary intake, breastfeeding history, weight at birth and current weight in children and adolescents with Down syndrome (DS). Therefore, a cross-sectional, controlled study with 19 DS participants and 19 controls without DS matched by gender and age was performed. Except for vitamin D, a lower or the same…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Dietetics, Eating Habits, Children
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Clapton, Neil E.; Williams, Jonathan; Griffith, Gemma M.; Jones, Robert S. P. – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
This study utilized a mixed methods approach to examine the feasibility and acceptability of group compassion focused therapy for adults with intellectual disabilities (CFT-ID). Six participants with mild ID participated in six sessions of group CFT, specifically adapted for adults with ID. Session-by-session feasibility and acceptability measures…
Descriptors: Adults, Altruism, Mixed Methods Research, Group Therapy
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Walsh, Denise; Belton, Sarahjane; Meegan, Sarah; Bowers, Kirsty; Corby, Deidre; Staines, Anthony; McVeigh, Treasa; McKeon, Michael; Hoey, Edel; Trépel, Dominic; Griffin, Peter; Sweeney, Mary Rose – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
People with an intellectual disability are less physically active, live more sedentary lives, have lower fitness levels and are more likely to be overweight or obese than the general population. No evidence exists on the impact of participation in Special Olympics Ireland (SOI) on physical activity and physical fitness levels. Adults with…
Descriptors: Physical Activity Level, Physical Fitness, Metabolism, Adults
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Corby, Deirdre; Taggart, Laurence; Cousins, Wendy – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Including the inner perspectives of people who have intellectual disability can pose methodological challenges to qualitative researchers. This article explains how the Listening Guide was applied as an additional step in the analysis during a study which used hermeneutic interviews with people with intellectual disability as the sole method of…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Poetry, Qualitative Research
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Grey, Ian; Mesbur, Maryann; Lydon, Helena; Healy, Olive; Thomas, Justin – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
This study employs a multiple baseline across individual design to describe the implementation of positive behavioural supports for seven children and adolescents in residential community settings over a period of 24 months. These individuals with intellectual disability are residing in one county with long-standing challenging behaviour resulting…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Children, Adolescents, Residential Institutions
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Carlier, Sophie; Kurzeja, Nastasia; Ducenne, Lesley; Pauwen, Nathalie; Leys, Christophe; Delvenne, Véronique – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Objective: This article aims at exploring distinctive hallmarks of autistic disorders compared to other groups presenting mimicking and/or overlapping conditions. Method: The exploratory study involved 196 children with autism, intellectual disability, language impairment and psycho-affective disorders previously referred to an autism diagnostic…
Descriptors: Referral, Autism, Severity (of Disability), Intellectual Disability
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