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Individual, life events, family and socio-economic factors associated with young people with intellectual disability and with and without behavioural/emotional problems

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Taggart, Laurence, Taylor, Diane and McCrum-Gardner, Evie (2010) Individual, life events, family and socio-economic factors associated with young people with intellectual disability and with and without behavioural/emotional problems. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 14 (4). pp. 267-288. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1177⁄1744629510390449

Abstract

The aim of this study was to compare a range of individual, life events, family and socio-economic factors associated with young people with intellectual disabilities with and without behavioural / emotional problems. Teachers in 16 schools in one region of the UK completed a postal questionnaire on 249 young people with intellectual disabilities aged between 11 and 19 years. There were two groups: 155 young people with behavioural / emotional issues, and 94 without such issues Using a binary logistic regression analysis, a number of individual, life events, family and socio-economic risk factors were found to be significantly associated with emotional / behavioural problems. The results are discussed alongside findings from other studies. The importance of a multi-dimensional assessment is highlighted, as well as the inter-dependent nature of the risk factors.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
ID Code:17344
Deposited By:Dr Laurence Taggart
Deposited On:23 Feb 2011 12:20
Last Modified:23 Feb 2011 12:20

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