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Examining the support needs of ageing family carers in developing future plans for a relative with an intellectual disability (2012)
Journal Article
Taggart, L., Truesdale-Kennedy, M., Ryan, A., & McConkey, R. (2012). Examining the support needs of ageing family carers in developing future plans for a relative with an intellectual disability. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 16(3), 217-234. https://doi.org/10.1177/1744629512456465

Background: Planning for the future care of adults with an intellectual disability after the main family carer ceases their care, continues to be a sensitive and difficult time posing challenges for service providers internationally. Limited research... Read More about Examining the support needs of ageing family carers in developing future plans for a relative with an intellectual disability.

Integrating Mental Skills into a Physical Activity Program for Children and Adolescents with Intellectual Disabilities Intégration des capacités intellectuelles à un programme d'activité physique pour les enfants et les adolescents ayant une déficience intellectuelle (2011)
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Spassiani, N. A., & Fraser-Thomas, J. L. (2011). Integrating Mental Skills into a Physical Activity Program for Children and Adolescents with Intellectual Disabilities Intégration des capacités intellectuelles à un programme d'activité physique pour les enfants et les adolescents ayant une déficience intellectuelle. Revue phénEPS, 3(3),

Past studies have found physical activity (PA) programs can be effective in promoting mental skills; however, no research has examined a PA program that incorporates mental skills training for children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities (... Read More about Integrating Mental Skills into a Physical Activity Program for Children and Adolescents with Intellectual Disabilities Intégration des capacités intellectuelles à un programme d'activité physique pour les enfants et les adolescents ayant une déficience intellectuelle.

Breast cancer knowledge among women with intellectual disabilities and their experiences of receiving breast mammography (2011)
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Truesdale-Kennedy, M., Taggart, L., & McIlfatrick, S. (2011). Breast cancer knowledge among women with intellectual disabilities and their experiences of receiving breast mammography. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 67(6), 1294-1304. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2010.05595.x

Aim: This paper is a report of a descriptive study of understanding of breast cancer and experiences of breast mammography among women with an intellectual disability.Background: Despite the efforts of government policies and documents to ensure equa... Read More about Breast cancer knowledge among women with intellectual disabilities and their experiences of receiving breast mammography.

The role of community nurses and residential staff in supporting women with intellectual disability to access breast screening services: The role of community nurses and residential staff (2010)
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Taggart, L., Truesdale-Kennedy, M., & McIlfatrick, S. (2011). The role of community nurses and residential staff in supporting women with intellectual disability to access breast screening services: The role of community nurses and residential staff. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 55(1), 41-52. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2788.2010.01345.x

Background: Women with intellectual disability (ID) are surviving to the age group at greatest risk of developing breast cancer (50-69 years). These women are more likely to experience a greater number of risk-factors placing them at an advanced thre... Read More about The role of community nurses and residential staff in supporting women with intellectual disability to access breast screening services: The role of community nurses and residential staff.

Supporting women with intellectual disabilities to access breast cancer screening: a healthcare professional perspective: Breast cancer screening for women with intellectual disability (2010)
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McIlfatrick, S., Taggart, L., & Truesdale-Kennedy, M. (2011). Supporting women with intellectual disabilities to access breast cancer screening: a healthcare professional perspective: Breast cancer screening for women with intellectual disability. European Journal of Cancer Care, 20(3), 412-420. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2354.2010.01221.x

Cancer prevention has been identified as the most cost effective strategy for cancer control. This should extend to all groups including women with intellectual disability (ID), seeking to access breast cancer screening. The purpose of this study was... Read More about Supporting women with intellectual disabilities to access breast cancer screening: a healthcare professional perspective: Breast cancer screening for women with intellectual disability.

People with learning disabilities admitted to an assessment and treatment unit: impact on challenging behaviours and mental health problems (2008)
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Slevin, E., McConkey, R., Truesdale-Kennedy, M., & Taggart, L. (2008). People with learning disabilities admitted to an assessment and treatment unit: impact on challenging behaviours and mental health problems. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 15(7), 537-546. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2850.2008.01262.x

This study describes the evaluation of an assessment and treatment unit for people with learning disabilities. Results showed the main reasons for admission for the 48 people admitted to the unit were because of challenging behaviours and mental heal... Read More about People with learning disabilities admitted to an assessment and treatment unit: impact on challenging behaviours and mental health problems.

Community learning disability teams: developments, composition and good practice: A review of the literature (2008)
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Slevin, E., Truesdale-Kennedy, M., McConkey, R., Barr, O., & Taggart, L. (2008). Community learning disability teams: developments, composition and good practice: A review of the literature. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 12(1), 59-79. https://doi.org/10.1177/1744629507083583

This paper presents the findings from a literature review related to community learning disability teams (CLDT). There is a paucity of evidence-based literature on the effectiveness of CLDTs with much of the existing literature being inspirational, t... Read More about Community learning disability teams: developments, composition and good practice: A review of the literature.

Community learning disability teams: Perceived effectiveness, multidisciplinary working and service user satisfaction (2007)
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Slevin, E., McConkey, R., Truesdale-Kennedy, M., Barr, O., & Taggart, L. (2007). Community learning disability teams: Perceived effectiveness, multidisciplinary working and service user satisfaction. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 11(4), 329-342. https://doi.org/10.1177/1744629507085271

The locus of care for people with learning disabilities has shifted from institutional/residential care to community care, with Community Learning Disability Teams (CLDTs) providing support for people with learning disabilities, and their family care... Read More about Community learning disability teams: Perceived effectiveness, multidisciplinary working and service user satisfaction.

The impact on mothers of bringing up a child with intellectual disabilities: A cross-cultural study (2006)
Journal Article
McConkey, R., Truesdale-Kennedy, M., Chang, M., Jarrah, S., & Shukri, R. (2008). The impact on mothers of bringing up a child with intellectual disabilities: A cross-cultural study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 45(1), 65-74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2006.08.007

Background: Most research into the impact on mothers of having a child with an intellectual disability has been done in Western cultures. These mothers are at increased risk of stress, along with poorer health and weakened family relationships. Nurse... Read More about The impact on mothers of bringing up a child with intellectual disabilities: A cross-cultural study.

Reactions of nurses and therapists in mainstream health services to contact with people who have learning disabilities (2000)
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McConkey, R., & Truesdale, M. (2000). Reactions of nurses and therapists in mainstream health services to contact with people who have learning disabilities. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 32(1), 158-163. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2648.2000.01413.x

Government policy in the United Kingdom is to make the National Health Service accessible to all citizens including those who hitherto may have relied on specialist services. It is recognised that the attitudes of health professionals can be a major... Read More about Reactions of nurses and therapists in mainstream health services to contact with people who have learning disabilities.