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dc.contributor.authorLin, Jin-Dingen_US
dc.contributor.authorWu, Chia-Lingen_US
dc.contributor.authorLin, Pei-Yingen_US
dc.contributor.authorLin, Lan-Pingen_US
dc.contributor.authorChu, Cordiaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T08:08:25Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T08:08:25Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2012-02-14T05:33:19Z
dc.identifier.issn08914222en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ridd.2010.09.018en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/42589
dc.description.abstractAlthough longevity among older adults with intellectual disabilities is increasing, there is limited information on their premature aging related health characteristics and how it may change with increasing age. The present paper provides information of the institutional manager's perception on early onset aging and service preparation for this population. We used purposive sampling to recruit 54 institutional managers who care for people with intellectual disabilities in Taiwan. The present study employed a cross-sectional design using a self-administrative structured questionnaire that was completed by the respondents in November 2009. The results showed that more than 90% of the respondents agreed with earlier onset aging characteristics of people with ID. However, nearly all of the respondents expressed that the government policies were inadequate and the institution is not capable of caring for aging people with ID, and more than half of them did not satisfy to their provisional care for this group of people. With regard to the service priority of government aging policy for people with ID, the respondent expressed that medical care, financial support, daily living care were the main areas in the future policy development for them. The factors of institutional type, expressed adequacy of government's service, respondent's job position, age, and working years in disability service were variables that can significantly predict the positive perceptions toward future governmental aging services for people with ID (adjusted R2 = 0.563). We suggest that the future study strategy should underpin the aging characteristics of people with intellectual disabilities and its differences with general population to provide the useful information for the institutional caregivers.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom188en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto193en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalResearch in Developmental Disabilitiesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume32en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321212en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321299en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321204en_US
dc.titleEarly onset ageing and service preparation in people with intellectual disabilities: Institutional managers' perspectiveen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2011
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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