Health inequity in people with intellectual disabilities: from evidence to action applying an appreciative inquiry approach

Naaldenberg, Jenneken, Banks, Roger, Lennox, Nick, Ouellette-Kunz, Helene, Meijer, Marijke and van Schrojenstein Lantman-de Valk, Henny (2015) Health inequity in people with intellectual disabilities: from evidence to action applying an appreciative inquiry approach. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 28 1: 3-11. doi:10.1111/jar.12130


Author Naaldenberg, Jenneken
Banks, Roger
Lennox, Nick
Ouellette-Kunz, Helene
Meijer, Marijke
van Schrojenstein Lantman-de Valk, Henny
Title Health inequity in people with intellectual disabilities: from evidence to action applying an appreciative inquiry approach
Journal name Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1468-3148
1360-2322
Publication date 2015-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/jar.12130
Open Access Status
Volume 28
Issue 1
Start page 3
End page 11
Total pages 9
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background

The current understanding of health inequities in people with intellectual disabilities does not readily translate into improvements in health status or health care. To identify opportunities for action, the 2013 IASSIDD health SIRG conference organized ten intensive workshops.

Materials and methods

The workshops each addressed separate topics, a workshop of self advocated was included as well. Workshop reports were analyzed using a qualitative thematical analysis approach.

Results

A total of 134 participants attended the workshops. The analysis of the workshop reports resulted in three main themes: approach, know-how and visibility and a pervasive theme, that of person-centered support.

Conclusion

Everyone that can contribute to better care should be empowered and facilitated to do so, environments should be accessible and inclusive in nature. Sharing experiences, expertise and data sources within and outside intellectual disabilities care and research were mentioned as ways forward. Strong (policy) visions, felt urgency and shared responsibility are required.
Keyword Appreciative inquiry
Health inequity
Intellectual disabilities
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online ahead of print 22 Dec 2014

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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