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Effects of Psychosocial Interventions for People With Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Health Problems: A Survey of Systematic Reviews
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Research in Habilitation and Disability. (Habilitering och funktionshinder)
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2009 (English)In: Research on social work practice, ISSN 1049-7315, E-ISSN 1552-7581, Vol. 19, no 3, 281-290 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
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The aim of this study is to provide a survey of systematic reviews that have evaluated the effects of psychosocial interventions for adult people with intellectual disabilities and/or an autistic syndrome with concurrent mental health problems. Reviews for inclusion were identified through searches of 10 electronic databases. The authors found that 3 out of 126 published reviews met the inclusion criteria for interventions, population, and being considered a systematic review. The results imply a weak scientific support for behavioral therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and some forms of integrated care and support. However, the primary studies included in the reviews have several methodological shortcomings. The results suggest future research initiatives in the direction of more effectiveness studies of good quality and reproduction of high-quality systematic reviews.

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Sage Publications , 2009. Vol. 19, no 3, 281-290 p.
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intellectual disability, psychosocial interventions, reviews
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Nursing Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-104197DOI: 10.1177/1049731508329403OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-104197DiVA: diva2:219520
Available from: 2009-05-27 Created: 2009-05-27 Last updated: 2011-03-17Bibliographically approved

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