Outcomes important to people with intellectual disabilities

Emma Miller, Sally Ann Cooper , Ailsa Cook, Alison Petch

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    An emphasis on the outcomes of health and social care services has become increasingly apparent within public policy in the United Kingdom. Alongside this, working in partnership has been a key theme, despite a relatively underdeveloped evidence base. Of central importance, however, must be whether directives toward partnership working are delivering improved outcomes, and in particular, the outcomes that are valued by service users. The authors describe a project that sought to identify the outcomes important to people with intellectual disabilities, and where possible, whether partnerships delivered these outcomes. The research was primarily based on interviews with service users and carers, and involved people with intellectual disabilities as both researchers and research subjects. The project categorized key outcomes in two categories (quality of life and process) and identified ways in which health and social care partnerships can deliver the outcomes service users want. If agencies are to deliver good outcomes to users, as increasingly emphasized in policy, this focus should accurately reflect the outcomes that users themselves define as important.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)150-158
    Number of pages9
    JournalJournal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities
    Volume5
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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    Disabled Persons
    Intellectual Disability
    disability
    Research Subjects
    Delivery of Health Care
    Public Policy
    Social Work
    Caregivers
    Quality of Life
    Research Personnel
    Interviews
    Research
    health
    quality of life
    public policy
    interview
    evidence
    United Kingdom

    Keywords

    • health and social care services
    • intellectual disabilities
    • service user involvement
    • quality of life

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    Miller, Emma ; Cooper , Sally Ann ; Cook, Ailsa ; Petch , Alison . / Outcomes important to people with intellectual disabilities. In: Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities. 2008 ; Vol. 5, No. 3. pp. 150-158.
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