The impact of four family support programmes for people with a disability in Ireland.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/348580
Title:
The impact of four family support programmes for people with a disability in Ireland.
Authors:
Daly, Louise; Sharek, Danika; DeVries, Jan; Griffiths, Colin; Sheerin, Fintan; McBennett, Padraig; Higgins, Agnes
Citation:
The impact of four family support programmes for people with a disability in Ireland. 2015, 19 (1):34-50 J Intellect Disabil
Publisher:
Sage Publications
Journal:
Journal of intellectual disabilities : JOID
Issue Date:
Mar-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/348580
DOI:
10.1177/1744629514564584
PubMed ID:
25567095
Abstract:
This article reports on an evaluation of four family support programmes in Ireland for families of people with a physical or an intellectual disability or autism. The focus of the evaluation, which took place within a year of the programmes' completion, was on establishing whether the programmes had an impact on families' capacity to effectively support their family member.; A mixed-method design was used, which included a survey (n = 38) and interviews (n = 19) with participating family members. Ethical approval for the study was given by the relevant university ethics committee.; Findings suggest that participation in the programmes enhanced knowledge, attitudes, and competencies of families and also impacted their ability to advocate for their family member and to connect with the community.; Whilst outcomes were overwhelmingly positive, further follow-up would be required to ascertain if sustained capacity building took place.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
BACKGROUND: This article reports on an evaluation of four family support programmes in Ireland for families of people with a physical or an intellectual disability or autism. The focus of the evaluation, which took place within a year of the programmes' completion, was on establishing whether the programmes had an impact on families' capacity to effectively support their family member. METHOD: A mixed-method design was used, which included a survey (n = 38) and interviews (n = 19) with participating family members. Ethical approval for the study was given by the relevant university ethics committee. RESULTS: Findings suggest that participation in the programmes enhanced knowledge, attitudes, and competencies of families and also impacted their ability to advocate for their family member and to connect with the community. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS: Whilst outcomes were overwhelmingly positive, further follow-up would be required to ascertain if sustained capacity building took place.
Keywords:
FAMILY; INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES
Local subject classification:
SUPPORT SERVICE
ISSN:
1744-6309
Sponsors:
Permission granted from authors.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDaly, Louiseen
dc.contributor.authorSharek, Danikaen
dc.contributor.authorDeVries, Janen
dc.contributor.authorGriffiths, Colinen
dc.contributor.authorSheerin, Fintanen
dc.contributor.authorMcBennett, Padraigen
dc.contributor.authorHiggins, Agnesen
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-07T14:50:13Zen
dc.date.available2015-04-07T14:50:13Zen
dc.date.issued2015-03en
dc.identifier.citationThe impact of four family support programmes for people with a disability in Ireland. 2015, 19 (1):34-50 J Intellect Disabilen
dc.identifier.issn1744-6309en
dc.identifier.pmid25567095en
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1744629514564584en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/348580en
dc.descriptionBACKGROUND: This article reports on an evaluation of four family support programmes in Ireland for families of people with a physical or an intellectual disability or autism. The focus of the evaluation, which took place within a year of the programmes' completion, was on establishing whether the programmes had an impact on families' capacity to effectively support their family member. METHOD: A mixed-method design was used, which included a survey (n = 38) and interviews (n = 19) with participating family members. Ethical approval for the study was given by the relevant university ethics committee. RESULTS: Findings suggest that participation in the programmes enhanced knowledge, attitudes, and competencies of families and also impacted their ability to advocate for their family member and to connect with the community. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS: Whilst outcomes were overwhelmingly positive, further follow-up would be required to ascertain if sustained capacity building took place.en
dc.description.abstractThis article reports on an evaluation of four family support programmes in Ireland for families of people with a physical or an intellectual disability or autism. The focus of the evaluation, which took place within a year of the programmes' completion, was on establishing whether the programmes had an impact on families' capacity to effectively support their family member.en
dc.description.abstractA mixed-method design was used, which included a survey (n = 38) and interviews (n = 19) with participating family members. Ethical approval for the study was given by the relevant university ethics committee.en
dc.description.abstractFindings suggest that participation in the programmes enhanced knowledge, attitudes, and competencies of families and also impacted their ability to advocate for their family member and to connect with the community.en
dc.description.abstractWhilst outcomes were overwhelmingly positive, further follow-up would be required to ascertain if sustained capacity building took place.en
dc.description.sponsorshipPermission granted from authors.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSage Publicationsen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of intellectual disabilities : JOIDen
dc.subjectFAMILYen
dc.subjectINTELLECTUAL DISABILITIESen
dc.subject.otherSUPPORT SERVICEen
dc.titleThe impact of four family support programmes for people with a disability in Ireland.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of intellectual disabilities : JOIDen

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