The impact of an adult intellectual disability screening questionnaire on service providers and users

Mckenzie, Karen, Murray, George, Murray, Aja and Martin, Rachel (2020) The impact of an adult intellectual disability screening questionnaire on service providers and users. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 33 (3). pp. 457-464. ISSN 1360-2322

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Abstract

Background: One contributor to the health inequalities that people with an intel-lectual disability face is failure to identify their intellectual disability. The Learning Disability Screening Questionnaire (LDSQ) can identify adults who are likely to have an intellectual disability, but little is known about its impact.Methods: A modified Delphi approach (literature search, interviews with staff and those using services [n = 28], and completion of an online survey by professionals [n = 29]) was used to develop a framework to evaluate the impact of the LDSQ.Results: Items endorsed by 60% or more of respondents (9/18) were included in the final framework. These all related to benefits of the LDSQ, including identifying peo-ple not previously known to have an intellectual disability; helping prioritize diag-nostic assessment; informing support needs; and helping increase wellbeing and life chances.Conclusion: The LDSQ may offer one way of helping address the health inequalities that people with an intellectual disability face.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: evaluation, impact, inequality, learning disability screening questionnaire
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2019 16:49
Last Modified: 29 May 2020 12:00
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/41295

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