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South Asian carers of a child with severe intellectual disabilities : support and outcomes.

Hatton, Chris and Emerson, Eric and Akram, Yasmeen and Robertson, Janet M. and Shah, Robina (2000) South Asian carers of a child with severe intellectual disabilities : support and outcomes. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 44 (3-4). pp. 309-310. ISSN 0964-2633

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Abstract

The present paper reports the findings of a quantitative survey conducted with 150 South-Asian carers of a child with severe intellectual disabilities. The study covered a number of issues identified in a qualitative study as important by South-Asian carers. In particular, the survey focused on the support needs of the child and the family, formal and informal supports received by carers, and outcomes for both children and carers. The circumstances of families, the support that they received, and the outcomes experienced by children and carers are described. Links between family circumstances, support and outcomes are also investigated to determine the patterns of formal and informal support associated with positive outcomes for children and carers. These results are linked with findings from a previous paper to outline recommendations for policy and practice.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 33022
Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
Deposited On: 23 Apr 2010 16:50
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 21:50
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/33022

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