Lecturer in Learning Disabilities
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...
Truesdale, M., & Brown, M. (2017). People with Learning Disabilities in Scotland: 2017 Health Needs Assessment Update Report. NHS Health Scotland
The health needs assessment provides a broad overview of the current research evidence of the health needs of adults with learning disabilities. It is an update of the 2004 h...
Stavert, J. (2016). Supported Decision-Making: Good Practice Guide. Edinburgh: Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland
Supported decision-making maximizes an individual's ability to ensure that their rights, will and preferences are at the centre of all decisions that concern them...
Burdett Trust for Nursing
The project focuses on person centred care for people with learning disabilities at the point of transition from child to adult health services. The project will include multiple nursing perspectives ...
Learning Materials Developer & Interactive Lecturer
Slevin, E., Taggart, L., McConkey, R., Cousins, W., Truesdale-Kennedy, M., & Dowling, S. (2011). A rapid review of literature relating to support for people with intellectual disabilities and their family carers when the person has: behaviours that challenge and/or mental health problems; or they are advancing in age,. HSC Public Health Agency
What services and support do people with Intellectual disabilities who display behaviours that challenge and their caregivers require to meet their needs? What services and su...
McConkey, R., Milligan, V., Truesdale-Kennedy, M., & Poulton, B. (2007). Connecting With Autism Project. Institute of Nursing Research, University of Ulster
No abstract available.
McConkey, R., Truesdale-Kennedy, M., & Milligan, V. (2006). Evaluation Report on the Western Area Support Project (WASP) on early intervention with families who have a child with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Family Planning Association NI; Family Planning Association UK
The WASP Project is funded by the Children Fund and aims to develop a holistic approach to interventions with families in the Western Board1 area of Northern Ireland. This is ...
Truesdale-Kennedy, M., Taggart, L., Carey, M., Stacey, L., Madelia, P., Scott, J., …Northway, R. (2014). Type 2 Diabetes education for adults with intellectual disabillities. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 27(4), 297-328. doi:10.1111/jar.12107
Aim: Our goal was to adapt a self-management type 2 diabetes educationprogramme developed for the non-disabled population (DESMOND) for usewith adults with intellectual disabi...
Maine, A., Brown, M. J., Dickson, A., & Truesdale, M. (in press). Pilot feasibility study of the Walking Away from Diabetes program for adults with ID in two further education colleges: Process evaluation findings. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities,
Background: People with intellectual disabilities (ID) remain at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D) due to lifestyle associated risk factors. Educational programs ...
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. doi: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...
Brown, M. J., Maine, A., Brown, M. .., Dickson, A., & Truesdale, M. (in press). 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, doi:10.1111/jar.12544
Risk reduction and self‐management programs for type 2 diabetes (T2D) are commonplace. However, little is known about their appropriateness for people with intellec...
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...
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. doi: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...
Maine, A., Brown, M., Dickson, A., & Truesdale, M. (2018). The experience of type 2 diabetes self-management in adults with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers: A review of the literature using meta-aggregative synthesis and an appraisal of rigour. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, https://doi.org/10.1177/1744629518774172
People with intellectual disabilities (ID) experience significant barriers to diabetes self-management (DSM), yet there remains a paucity of research within this population. ...
O'Leary, L., Hughes-McCormack, L., Dunn, K., & Cooper, S. (in press). Early death and causes of death of people with Down syndrome: A systematic review. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, doi:10.1111/jar.12446. ISSN 1360-2322
Background: It is thought that people with Down syndrome die younger than the general population, but that survival rates are improving.
Methods: Five databases were searched...
O'Leary, L., Cooper, S., & Hughes-McCormack, L. (2017). Early death and causes of death of people with intellectual disabilities: A systematic review. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, doi:10.1111/jar.12417. ISSN 1360-2322
Background: Death of people with intellectual disabilities is considered to be earlier than for the general population.
Methods: Databases were searched for intellectual d...