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Dying For Change

Journal Article
Glover, G., O'Leary, L., Shooshtari, S., Taggart, L., Trollor, J., & Hatton, C. (2019)
Dying For Change. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 63(7), 633-639. https://doi.org/10.1111/jir.12650
Purpose: To discuss the premature deaths of people with intellectual disabilities internationally, what is being done and what is needed to make a real difference. Rationale:...

Pilot feasibility study of the Walking Away from Diabetes programme for adults with intellectual disabilities in two further education colleges: Process evaluation findings

Journal Article
Maine, A., Brown, M. J., Dickson, A., & Truesdale, M. (2019)
Pilot feasibility study of the Walking Away from Diabetes programme for adults with intellectual disabilities in two further education colleges: Process evaluation findings. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 32(5), 1034-1046. https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12593
Background: People with intellectual disabilities (ID) remain at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D) due to lifestyle associated risk factors. Educational programs ...

It's Okay to Teach People with an Intellectual Disability about Their Disability

Journal Article
Spassiani, N. A. (2018)
It's Okay to Teach People with an Intellectual Disability about Their Disability. The Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 31(3), 287-294
This paper introduces a newly accredited university programme for students with an intellectual disability (ID). The curriculum is largely based on disability studies pedagogy...

Qualitative exploration of the barriers to, and facilitators of, screening children for autism spectrum disorder in Oman

Journal Article
Al Maskari, T., Melville, C., Al Farsi, Y., Wahid, R., & Willis, D. (in press)
Qualitative exploration of the barriers to, and facilitators of, screening children for autism spectrum disorder in Oman. Early Child Development and Care, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2018.1550084
Few studies explored the challenges associated with screening of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Arab and Middle Eastern countries. This study aims to explore the facilitato...

An evaluation of mainstream type 2 diabetes educational programmes in relation to the needs of people with intellectual disabilities: A systematic review of the literature

Journal Article
Brown, M. J., Maine, A., Brown, M. .., Dickson, A., & Truesdale, M. (2018)
An evaluation of mainstream type 2 diabetes educational programmes in relation to the needs of people with intellectual disabilities: A systematic review of the literature. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 32(2), 256-279. https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12544
Background Risk reduction and self‐management programs for type 2 diabetes (T2D) are commonplace. However, little is known about their appropriateness for people with intellec...

Using Photovoice as a Participatory Method to Identify and Strategize Community Participation with People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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Angell, A. M., Heffron, J. L., Spassiani, N. A., Heffron, J., Hammel, J., & Angell, A. (2018)
Using Photovoice as a Participatory Method to Identify and Strategize Community Participation with People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 25(5), 382-395. https://doi.org/10.1080/11038128.2018.1502350
Background: Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) experience barriers to community participation, yet their insider experiences of environmental barri...

Report of Public Engagement Event, October 11 2016

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Carnegie, E. (2018)
Report of Public Engagement Event, October 11 2016. Edinburgh Napier University
This research study was conducted in 2015. The aim was to understand the views and experiences of the HPV vaccine in order to inform policy and practice. The researchers condu...

Colorectal Cancer in People with Intellectual Disabilities

Journal Article
Willis, D., Samalin, E., & Satgé, D. (2018)
Colorectal Cancer in People with Intellectual Disabilities. Oncology, 95(6), 323-336. https://doi.org/10.1159/000492077
People with intellectual disabilities (PWIDs) are now living longer; thus, the incidence of cancer within this population is increasing. Available data indicate an excess of d...

Health Promotion and Wellness Initiatives Targeting Chronic Disease Prevention and Management for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Recent Advancements in Type 2 Diabetes

Journal Article
Taggart, L., Truesdale, M., Dunkley, A., House, A., & Russell, A. M. (2018)
Health Promotion and Wellness Initiatives Targeting Chronic Disease Prevention and Management for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Recent Advancements in Type 2 Diabetes. Current Developmental Disorders Reports, 5(3), 132-142. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40474-018-0142-5
Purpose of Review The aim of this paper was to review the recent international developments in health promotion and wellness initiatives targeting chronic disease prevention a...

Diabetes in people with learning disabilities

Book Chapter
Truesdale, M., & Taggart, L. (2018)
Diabetes in people with learning disabilities. In S. Hardy, P. Woodward, & E. Chaplin (Eds.), Supporting the physical health needs of people with learning disabilities, 73-82. Pavilion Publishing & Media Ltd
This book chapter aims to increase awareness and knowledge of how diabetes presents itself, as well as how it can be presented in the first place, in people with a learning di...

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