“Getting into it”:People with intellectual disabilities’ experiences and views of Behavioural Activation and Guided Self-Help for depression

Knight, R. and Jahoda, A. and Scott, K. and Singer, K. and Knowles, D. and Dagnan, D. and Hastings, R.P. and Appleton, K. and Cooper, S.-A. and Melville, C. and Jones, R. and Williams, C. and Hatton, C. (2019) “Getting into it”:People with intellectual disabilities’ experiences and views of Behavioural Activation and Guided Self-Help for depression. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 32 (4). pp. 819-830. ISSN 1360-2322

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Abstract

Background: No studies have explored the acceptability of Behavioural Activation and Guided Self-Help interventions for depression with people who have intellectual disabilities. Method: Twenty-five participants were purposively sampled from participants taking part in a trial comparing Behavioural Activation with a Guided Self-Help intervention. A framework analysis was used to analyse interviews covering participants’ expectations and views of therapy. Results: Participants were largely positive about both interventions. However, they identified specific aspects of each intervention which they had found helpful. All participants valued the therapeutic relationship. The participants also had a number of criticisms and suggestions for improving the therapies. A common concern was the time-limited nature of the interventions and a wish for longer-term help. Overall, both sets of participants felt the interventions had relevance for their wider lives. Conclusions: The participants reported having positive engagement with the therapies but expressed a wish for longer-term supportive relationships.

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Journal Article
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Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Knight R, Jahoda A, Scott K, et al. “Getting into it”: People with intellectual disabilities’ experiences and views of Behavioural Activation and Guided Self‐Help for depression. J Appl Res Intellect Disabil. 2019;00:1–12. https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12571 which has been published in final form at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jar.12571 This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
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131688
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01 Mar 2019 10:05
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