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dc.contributor.authorLockhart, Karen
dc.contributor.authorGuerin, Suzanne
dc.contributor.authorShanahan, Sean
dc.contributor.authorCoyle, Kevin
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-21T16:06:05Z
dc.date.available2011-07-21T16:06:05Z
dc.date.issued2010-01
dc.identifier.citationExpanding the test of counterfeit deviance: are sexual knowledge, experience and needs a factor in the sexualised challenging behaviour of adults with intellectual disability?, 31 (1):117-30 Res Dev Disabilen
dc.identifier.issn1873-3379
dc.identifier.pmid19815374
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ridd.2009.08.003
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/136542
dc.descriptionIt is posited within the literature that the sexualised challenging behaviour of adults with intellectual disability may be influenced by low levels of sexual knowledge, lack of sexual experience and unmet sexual needs. In this study, individuals with sexualised challenging behaviour were identified and matched for gender, age and ability level with individuals recruited to the non-sexualised and no challenging behaviour groups. All (n=24) were interviewed using the Socio-Sexual Knowledge and Attitudes Tool - Revised (SSKAAT-R) and the Sexual Knowledge, Experience and Needs Scale for Intellectual Disability (Sex-Ken-ID) to assess their sexual knowledge, experience and needs. Adaptive behaviour was measured as a covariate. In the current study, contrary to expectations in the wider literature, the sexualised challenging behaviour group showed significantly higher levels of sexual knowledge in several areas when adaptive behaviour was controlled. Their needs in relation to Dating and Intimacy were also significantly higher but no differences were found between groups in relation to sexual experience. The implications of these findings for service provision are outlined along with the considerations of directions for future research.en
dc.description.abstractIt is posited within the literature that the sexualised challenging behaviour of adults with intellectual disability may be influenced by low levels of sexual knowledge, lack of sexual experience and unmet sexual needs. In this study, individuals with sexualised challenging behaviour were identified and matched for gender, age and ability level with individuals recruited to the non-sexualised and no challenging behaviour groups. All (n=24) were interviewed using the Socio-Sexual Knowledge and Attitudes Tool - Revised (SSKAAT-R) and the Sexual Knowledge, Experience and Needs Scale for Intellectual Disability (Sex-Ken-ID) to assess their sexual knowledge, experience and needs. Adaptive behaviour was measured as a covariate. In the current study, contrary to expectations in the wider literature, the sexualised challenging behaviour group showed significantly higher levels of sexual knowledge in several areas when adaptive behaviour was controlled. Their needs in relation to Dating and Intimacy were also significantly higher but no differences were found between groups in relation to sexual experience. The implications of these findings for service provision are outlined along with the considerations of directions for future research.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.subjectINTELLECTUAL DISABILITIESen
dc.subjectCHALLENGING BEHAVIOURen
dc.subjectSEXUAL BEHAVIOURen
dc.subjectSEXUALITYen
dc.subject.meshActivities of Daily Living
dc.subject.meshAdaptation, Psychological
dc.subject.meshAdult
dc.subject.meshAged
dc.subject.meshCoitus
dc.subject.meshContraception Behavior
dc.subject.meshDay Care
dc.subject.meshFemale
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Needs and Demand
dc.subject.meshHomosexuality
dc.subject.meshHumans
dc.subject.meshInterview, Psychological
dc.subject.meshMale
dc.subject.meshMasturbation
dc.subject.meshMental Retardation
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged
dc.subject.meshPersonal Space
dc.subject.meshRehabilitation, Vocational
dc.subject.meshSex Education
dc.subject.meshSexual Behavior
dc.subject.meshSocial Behavior Disorders
dc.subject.meshSocial Environment
dc.subject.meshSocialization
dc.titleExpanding the test of counterfeit deviance: are sexual knowledge, experience and needs a factor in the sexualised challenging behaviour of adults with intellectual disability?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Psychology, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin, Ireland. karen.lockhart@sjog.ieen
dc.identifier.journalResearch in developmental disabilitiesen
html.description.abstractIt is posited within the literature that the sexualised challenging behaviour of adults with intellectual disability may be influenced by low levels of sexual knowledge, lack of sexual experience and unmet sexual needs. In this study, individuals with sexualised challenging behaviour were identified and matched for gender, age and ability level with individuals recruited to the non-sexualised and no challenging behaviour groups. All (n=24) were interviewed using the Socio-Sexual Knowledge and Attitudes Tool - Revised (SSKAAT-R) and the Sexual Knowledge, Experience and Needs Scale for Intellectual Disability (Sex-Ken-ID) to assess their sexual knowledge, experience and needs. Adaptive behaviour was measured as a covariate. In the current study, contrary to expectations in the wider literature, the sexualised challenging behaviour group showed significantly higher levels of sexual knowledge in several areas when adaptive behaviour was controlled. Their needs in relation to Dating and Intimacy were also significantly higher but no differences were found between groups in relation to sexual experience. The implications of these findings for service provision are outlined along with the considerations of directions for future research.


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