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dc.contributor.authorSango, Precious Nonye
dc.contributor.authorForrester-Jones, Rachel
dc.contributor.illustrator
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-08T12:22:24Z
dc.date.available2023-08-01T00:00:00Z
dc.date.available2022-08-08T12:22:24Z
dc.date.issued2022-08-30
dc.identifier.citationSango PN, Forrester-Jones R (2022) 'Spirituality and the quality of life of individuals with intellectual disability', Journal of Long-Term Care, 2022 (2022), pp.193-204.en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.31389/jltc.139
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/625499
dc.description.abstractContext: Spirituality seems to form part of person-centred care planning and needs assessment of persons with intellectual disability. Yet, the role of spiritually in relation to their quality of life (QoL) has scarcely been investigated. Objective: This paper reports on an exploration of the extent to which spiritual belief and practice was linked to individuals’ perception of quality of life in two types of care services – one a faith-based provider, the other a non-faith based service. Method: A mixed-methods approach utilising the Quality Of Life Questionnaire (QOLQ) and the a brief spiritual beliefs inventory for use in quality of life research (Systems of Belief Inventory -15R) was used to interview people with intellectual disabilities (or, if they lacked capacity, their formal carers) who lived in their respective service for a long time. Findings: Participants living in the faith-based care service recorded higher mean and median scores on the QOLQ compared to their colleagues who resided in the non-faith based care service. Further analysis indicated significant correlations between the spirituality measure and most of the QOLQ domains. Limitations: The study sample of 36 makes generalisations difficult and our initial intention to include a range of faith traditions were unsuccessful. Implications: Further academic studies exploring spiritual issues for people with intellectual disabilities are needed, as well as clearer policy and practice guidelines and a willingness on the part of services to support this aspect of life.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherLSE Pressen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://journal.ilpnetwork.org/articles/10.31389/jltc.139/
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectintellectual disabilityen_US
dc.subjectspiritualityen_US
dc.subjectreligion and spiritualityen_US
dc.subjectspiritual/religious activitiesen_US
dc.subjectquality of lifeen_US
dc.subjectfaithen_US
dc.subjectnon-faithen_US
dc.subjectSubject Categories::L350 Religion in Societyen_US
dc.titleSpirituality and the quality of life of individuals with intellectual disabilityen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn2516-9122
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen_US
dc.contributor.departmentWestern Universityen_US
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Long-Term Careen_US
dc.date.updated2022-08-08T12:18:31Z
dc.description.noteThe paper is currently in press as such am unable to complete all details such as volume number etc (researcher comment) journal is gold oa can archive final version when available https://v2.sherpa.ac.uk/id/publication/36702 RVO 8/8/22 researcher wishes embargo to remain until publication
refterms.dateFOA2022-08-30T00:00:00Z


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