Maria Truesdale-Kennedy
Ulster University
Publications 27
#1Laurence Taggart (Ulster University)H-Index: 18
#2Vivien Coates (Ulster University)H-Index: 21
Last.Thanos Karatzias (Edinburgh Napier University)H-Index: 16
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Background The need for structured education programmes for type 2 diabetes is a high priority for many governments around the world. One such national education programme in the United Kingdom is the DESMOND Programme, which has been shown to be robust and effective for patients in general. However, these programmes are not generally targeted to people with intellectual disabilities (ID), and robust evidence on their effects for this population is lacking. We have adapted the DESMOND Programme ...
11 CitationsSource
#1Siobhan Macrae (Edinburgh Napier University)H-Index: 2
#2Michael Brown (Edinburgh Napier University)H-Index: 13
Last.Melanie J. Davies (University of Leicester)H-Index: 82
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Abstract Objective To present an analysis of the evidence related to the prevalence of diabetes in people with intellectual disabilities (ID), their experiences of their condition and treatment and those of their carers. Materials and methods A systematic literature review was conducted. A total of 22 studies exploring diabetes prevalence and 5 exploring views and experiences of diabetes in people with ID were identified and included. A narrative synthesis approach was utilised to amalgamate dat...
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#1Laurence TaggartH-Index: 18
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There is growing evidence to highlight that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities develop diabetes with prevalence rates being reported to be higher compared to the non-disabled population. However this is a frequently forgotten population where little attention has been given to diabetes health prevention/promotion, diabetes screening and individuals being offered structured education to self-manage their condition. There is also a significant role for educating family and pai...
#1Assumpta Ryan (Ulster University)H-Index: 22
#2Laurence Taggart (Ulster University)H-Index: 18
Last.Eamonn Slevin (Ulster University)H-Index: 13
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Background In keeping with worldwide demographic changes and an ageing population, people with intellectual disabilities are living longer and all the evidence suggest that this trend will continue. This ‘new’ population of older people and their carers will pose challenges for health and social care providers. Aim This paper presents a review of the literature on key issues influencing caregiving for older people with intellectual disabilities and their ageing family carers. Methods The review ...
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Aim: To adapt a self-management T2D education programme that has been developed for the non-disabled population (DESMOND) for adults with ID and their carers.Method: Two iterations of the DESMOND programme were delivered to thirteen adults with ID and eight carers. This programme was delivered over six-weeks. Video recordings, focus groups and evaluation sheets were used to examine the suitability of the curriculum and resources. Results: The feedback from the first iteration of the programme il...
#1Eamonn Slevin (Ulster University)H-Index: 13
#2Maria Truesdale-Kennedy (Ulster University)H-Index: 15
Last.Paul Fleming (Cant.: University of Canterbury)H-Index: 1
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Background Few studies have compared overweight and obesity in intellectually disabled (ID) and nonintellectually disabled (N-ID) children. This research compared the prevalence of overweight and obesity between a sample of 218 ID and 229 N-ID school pupils in Northern Ireland (NI). Comparison of the physical activity and dietary behaviour of the two groups of school pupils were also undertaken.Methods Each pupil completed (assisted if required) a food intake and physical activity questionnaire....
28 CitationsSource
#1Laurence Taggart (Ulster University)H-Index: 18
#2Vivien Coates (Ulster University)H-Index: 21
Last.Maria Truesdale-Kennedy (Ulster University)H-Index: 15
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Background People with intellectual disabilities (ID) are at a higher risk of developing diabetes compared with the non-intellectually disabled population, as a consequence of genetic syndromes and because this cohort are more exposed to many of the identified risk factors. However, little is known about the management of diabetes in this population. The aim of this study was to examine the demographics, health and the diabetes quality of care indicators used with people with ID in one region of...
31 CitationsSource
#1Laurence Taggart (Ulster University)H-Index: 18
#2Maria Truesdale-Kennedy (Ulster University)H-Index: 15
Last.Roy McConkey (Ulster University)H-Index: 29
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Background:Planning for the future care of adults with an intellectual disability after the main family carer ceases their care, continues to be a sensitive and difficult time posing challenges for service providers internationally. Limited research has been undertaken on this topic because until recently, people with intellectual disability usually pre-deceased their parents. This study examined ageing carers’ preferences for future care and the support systems required to make such future plan...
56 CitationsSource
#1Eamonn SlevinH-Index: 13
#2Laurence TaggartH-Index: 18
Last.Sandra DowlingH-Index: 8
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What services and support do people with Intellectual disabilities who display behaviours that challenge and their caregivers require to meet their needs? What services and support do older people with learning disabilities and their caregivers require? This review of evidence from the literature was commissioned by the Public Health Agency as part of the Bamford Review recommendations.
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#1Maria Truesdale-Kennedy (Ulster University)H-Index: 15
#2Laurence Taggart (Ulster University)H-Index: 18
Last.Sonja McIlfatrick (Northern Health and Social Care Trust)H-Index: 20
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truesdale-kennedy m., taggart l. & mcilfatrick s. (2011) Breast cancer knowledge among women with intellectual disabilities and their experiences of receiving breast mammography. Journal of Advanced Nursing67(6), 1294–1304. Abstract Aim. This paper is a report of a descriptive study of understanding of breast cancer and experiences of breast mammography among women with an intellectual disability. Background. Despite the efforts of government policies and documents to ensure equal access to impr...
35 CitationsSource