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Background The informal staff culture in intellectual disability services has been proposed as a significant factor determining staff perceptions of, and responses towards, challenging behaviours. However, research to date has been exclusively descriptive. Methods An experimental analogue of one...
Background This pilot study investigates organizational culture in small community‐based residential services for people with intellectual disabilities, one of the under‐researched determinants of staff behaviour and performance. Staff performance is of primary importance in the provision of...
Background Many people assume that the presence of an intellectual disability precludes a person from becoming self‐determined. Recent research, however, has suggested that the environments in which people live, learn, work or play may play a more important role in promoting self‐determination...
Background This study addresses three goals: (i) to describe the extent of parental involvement in residential care (post‐placement); (ii) to describe the extent of parental involvement in the relocation process (pre‐placement); and (iii) to examine the impact of residents' characteristics,...
Background Insufficient attention has been paid towards treating the unique health needs of women with intellectual disabilities. This paper describes an 8‐week curriculum, ‘Women Be Healthy’, developed for women with intellectual disabilities to help them become more equal partners in their...
Background Previous research into stress in staff who work with people with intellectual disabilities has concentrated on the organizational determinants of stress and has tended to overlook the relative contribution of individual differences. A model was proposed to describe possible...
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