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Important aspects of participation and participation restrictions in people with a mild intellectual disability
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, centrumbildningar mm, Centre for Research and Development, Gävleborg.
2014 (English)In: Disability and Rehabilitation, ISSN 0963-8288, E-ISSN 1464-5165, Vol. 36, no 15, 1264-1272 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Purpose: This study explored a possibility to assess the concepts of participation and participation restrictions in the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) by combining self-ratings of the perceived importance with the actual performance of different everyday activities in people with a mild intellectual disability. Method: Structured interviews regarding 68 items from the ICF activity/participation domain were conducted (n = 69). The items were ranked by perceived importance, performance and by combined measures. Furthermore, the measures were related to a single question about subjective general well-being. Results: Rankings of performance highlighted about the same items as "important participation", while rankings of low performance addressed quite different items compared with "important participation restriction". Significant correlations were found between subjective general well-being and high performance (r = 0.56), high performance/high importance (important participation) (r = 0.56), low performance (r = -0.56) and low performance/high importance (important participation restriction; r -0.55). Conclusions: The results support the clinical relevance of the ICF and the studied selection of 68 items. Although performance only may sometimes be a relevant aspect, knowledge about the relationship between the perceived importance and the actual performance is essential for clinical interventions and for research aiming to understand specific needs regarding participation.

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2014. Vol. 36, no 15, 1264-1272 p.
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Assessment, ICF, intellectual disability, participation, self-ratings
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Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-232083DOI: 10.3109/09638288.2013.845252ISI: 000340450300005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-232083DiVA: diva2:746536
Available from: 2014-09-12 Created: 2014-09-12 Last updated: 2014-09-12Bibliographically approved

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