Supporting people with intellectual disabilities in psychological therapies for depression:A qualitative analysis of supporters' experiences

Scott, Katie and Hatton, Chris and Knight, Rosie and Singer, Kevanne and Knowles, Dawn and Dagnan, Dave and Hastings, Richard P and Appleton, Kim and Cooper, Sally-Ann and Melville, Craig and Jones, Rob and Williams, Chris and Jahoda, Andrew (2019) Supporting people with intellectual disabilities in psychological therapies for depression:A qualitative analysis of supporters' experiences. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 32 (2). pp. 323-335. ISSN 1360-2322

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Clinicians recommend including carers or others in a supporting role in the therapy as an important adaptation of psychological therapies for people with intellectual disabilities. This nested qualitative study from a larger trial explored supporters' experiences of supporting people with intellectual disabilities receiving behavioural activation or guided self-help therapies for depression. METHOD: Twenty-one purposively sampled supporters were interviewed. The semi-structured interviews were subject to framework analysis, covering expectations of therapy, views of therapy sessions, relationships with therapist and participant, and perceived changes. RESULTS: Supporters were positive about both therapies and reported both therapy-specific and nonspecific therapeutic factors that had significant positive impacts on people's lives. Most supporters reported their involvement contributed to the interventions' effectiveness, and helped establish closer relationships to the people they were supporting. CONCLUSIONS: The presence of supporters within psychological therapies for people with intellectual disabilities can be an effective adaptation to therapies for this population.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Scott K, Hatton C, Knight R, et al. Supporting people with intellectual disabilities in psychological therapies for depression: A qualitative analysis of supporters’ experiences. J Appl Res Intellect Disabil. 2019;32:323–335. https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12529 which has been published in final form athttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jar.12529 This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3200/3204
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Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 128109
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 01 Nov 2018 15:18
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2019 04:55
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/128109

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