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dc.contributor.authorLin, Jin-Dingen_US
dc.contributor.authorLee, Tzong-Nanen_US
dc.contributor.authorLoh, Ching-Huien_US
dc.contributor.authorYen, Chia-Fengen_US
dc.contributor.authorHsu, Shang-Weien_US
dc.contributor.authorWu, Jia-Lingen_US
dc.contributor.authorTang, Chi-Chiehen_US
dc.contributor.authorLin, Lan-Pingen_US
dc.contributor.authorChu, Cordiaen_US
dc.contributor.authorWu, Sheng-Ruen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:16:02Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:16:02Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-06-24T05:22:29Z
dc.identifier.issn08914222en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ridd.2008.08.002en_AU
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.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom538en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto546en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalResearch in Developmental Disabilitiesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume30en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321212en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321216en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321201en_US
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 surveyen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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