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dc.contributor.authorLin, Jin-Ding
dc.contributor.authorLee, Tzong-Nan
dc.contributor.authorLoh, Ching-Hui
dc.contributor.authorYen, Chia-Feng
dc.contributor.authorHsu, Shang-Wei
dc.contributor.authorWu, Jia-Ling
dc.contributor.authorTang, Chi-Chieh
dc.contributor.authorLin, Lan-Ping
dc.contributor.authorChu, Cordia M
dc.contributor.authorWu, Sheng-Ru
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:16:02Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:16:02Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.date.modified2010-06-24T05:22:29Z
dc.identifier.issn0891-4222
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ridd.2008.08.002
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/28605
dc.description.abstractLittle explicit attention has been given to the generic health profile of staff working for people with intellectual disability in institutions. This study aimed to provide a profile of physical and mental health of staff working in disability welfare institutions, and to examine the possible demographic and organizational factors that explain an association with their health. A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was conducted to analyze 1243 staff (76% response rate) working in 24 institutions in Taiwan. The 36-Item Short-Form (SF-36) Taiwan version was used to measure their generic health status. The mean of Physical component scores (PCS) was slightly higher than Mental component scores (MCS) (50.83 vs. 45.12). With regard to each dimension among PCS, the mean score of Physical functioning (PF) was 57.14 (S.D. = 5.93), Role limitations-physical (RP) was 49.88 (S.D. = 9.69), Bodily pain (BP) was 52.14 (S.D. = 8.09) and General medical health (GH) was 51.50 (S.D. = 8.28). Among the MCS, Vitality (VT) was 46.19 (S.D. = 6.71); Social functioning (SF) was 46.44 (S.D. = 7.58); Role limitations-emotional (RE) was 47.30 (S.D. = 11.89) and Mental health (MH) was 43.58 (S.D. = 8.81). We found the generic health of staff working for people with intellectual disabilities were significantly lower in PCS and MCS than the Taiwan general population. Influences of staff's demographic and organizational characteristics on their health were also analyzed in the content. This study highlights the authorities and service providers need to continue to develop their awareness and understanding of the experiences that their staff encounters in the organizations, so that they can receive resources to support their positive health in working for people with intellectual disabilities.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom538
dc.relation.ispartofpageto546
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalResearch in Developmental Disabilities
dc.relation.ispartofvolume30
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist Studies in Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1303
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.titlePhysical and mental health status of staff working for people with intellectual disabilities in Taiwan: Measurement with the 36-Item Short-Form (SF-36) health survey
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorChu, Cordia M.
gro.griffith.authorLin, Jack


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