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dc.contributor.authorMcPherson, Lyn
dc.contributor.authorWare, Robert S
dc.contributor.authorCarrington, Suzanne
dc.contributor.authorLennox, Nicholas
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-06T04:16:42Z
dc.date.available2017-11-06T04:16:42Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn1360-2322
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/jar.12247
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/172237
dc.description.abstractBackground: Adolescents with intellectual disability have high levels of unrecognized disease and inadequate health screening/promotion which might be addressed by improving health advocacy skills. Methods: A parallel-group cluster randomized controlled trial was conducted to investigate whether a health intervention package, consisting of classroom-based health education, a hand-held health record and a health check, increased carer-reported health advocacy in adolescents with intellectual disabilities. Results: Carers of 388 adolescents responded. Adolescents allocated to receive the health intervention package were significantly more likely to go to the doctor on their own, ask questions and explain their health problems to the doctor without help. Carers reported their adolescent had benefited, gaining increased knowledge and responsibility for their own health. They themselves reported an increase in knowledge and better ability to support the young person. Conclusions: An educational initiative based on the Ask Health Diary led to improved healthcare autonomy for adolescents with intellectual disabilities.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto11
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial Work
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170199
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170299
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1607
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1702
dc.titleEnhancing Self-Determination in Health: Results of an RCT of the Ask Project, a School-Based Intervention for Adolescents with Intellectual Disability
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorWare, Robert
gro.griffith.authorMcPherson, Lyn


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