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Wheelchair and seating assistive technology provision: a gateway to freedom

Journal Article
Gowran, R. J., Clifford, A., Gallagher, A., McKee, J., O’Regan, B., & McKay, E. A. (in press)
Wheelchair and seating assistive technology provision: a gateway to freedom. Disability and Rehabilitation, https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2020.1768303
Aim: The meaning of wheelchair and seating assistive technology and the impact inappropriate provision has on people’s lives from a service user’s perspective within an Irish ...

An examination of the lived experience of attending twelve step groups for co-dependency

Journal Article
Bacon, I., McKay, E. A., Reynolds, F., & McIntyre, A. (in press)
An examination of the lived experience of attending twelve step groups for co-dependency. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11469-020-00253-9
This research project aimed at obtaining an in-depth analysis of the experiences of self-identified co-dependents, who chose twelve-steps groups as a way for dealing with diff...

Caregiving and quality of life

Journal Article
Howson, C., & McKay, E. A. (in press)
Caregiving and quality of life. History of the Family, 25(2), 306-321. https://doi.org/10.1080/1081602x.2019.1666729
The increase in life expectancy for adults with learning disabilities has extended the caring role for their parents. This study examined the experiences of older parents who ...

People with severe problematic personality traits and offending histories: What influences occupational participation?

Journal Article
Connell, C., McKay, E. A., Furtado, V., & Singh, S. P. (2019)
People with severe problematic personality traits and offending histories: What influences occupational participation?. European Psychiatry, 60, 14-19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpsy.2019.05.002
Background: Occupational participation is important for personality disordered offenders (PDOs) because it is integral to health and desistance from offending. What influences...

The Lived Experience of Codependency: an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

Journal Article
Bacon, I., McKay, E., Reynolds, F., & McIntyre, A. (2020)
The Lived Experience of Codependency: an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 18(3), 754-771. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11469-018-9983-8
Codependency is a complex and debatable concept, which has been used over the years by mental health professionals to inform their practices. Researchers have attempted to ide...

What influences social outcomes among offenders with personality disorder: A systematic review

Journal Article
Connell, C., Furtado, V., McKay, E. A., & Singh, S. P. (2018)
What influences social outcomes among offenders with personality disorder: A systematic review. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, https://doi.org/10.1002/cbm.2082
Background: Personality disorder is highly prevalent in offender populations and is associated with poor health, criminal justice and social outcomes. Research has been condu...

The Lady of Shalott: insights gained from using visual methods and interviews exploring the lived experience of codependency

Journal Article
Bacon, I., McKay, E. A., Reynolds, F., & McIntyre, A. (2017)
The Lady of Shalott: insights gained from using visual methods and interviews exploring the lived experience of codependency. Qualitative Methods in Psychology,
Codependency is a complex human experience with many meanings. The experiences of self-identified codependent individuals, who attend 12 steps groups are largely missing from ...

How effective are interventions to improve social outcomes among offenders with personality disorder: a systematic review

Journal Article
Connell, C., Furtado, V., McKay, E. A., & Singh, S. P. (2017)
How effective are interventions to improve social outcomes among offenders with personality disorder: a systematic review. BMC Psychiatry, 17(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-017-1536-3
Background: Offenders with personality disorder are supported by health, criminal justice, social care and third sector services. These services are tasked with reducing risk,...

Supervising role emerging placements: a CPD opportunity that supports innovation in practice

Journal Article
Warren, A., Dancza, K., McKay, E., Taylor, A., Moran, M., Copley, J., & Rodger, S. (2016)
Supervising role emerging placements: a CPD opportunity that supports innovation in practice. WFOT Bulletin, 72(1), 35-37. https://doi.org/10.1080/14473828.2016.1160992
Supervision of occupational therapy students on placements is a challenging, but rewarding experience. There is a growing body of literature related to role emerging placement...

What can be learned from adolescent time diary research

Journal Article
Hunt, E., & McKay, E. A. (2015)
What can be learned from adolescent time diary research. Journal of Adolescent Health, 56(3), 259-266. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2014.11.007
Time use is increasingly being recognized as a determinant and indicator of adolescent well-being internationally. Three existing literature reviews of time-use research with ...

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