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A feasibility study of a psychosocial intervention to increase the capacity of people with intellectual disabilities to manage and resist stigma

Fenn, Kristina; (2018) A feasibility study of a psychosocial intervention to increase the capacity of people with intellectual disabilities to manage and resist stigma. Doctoral thesis (D.Clin.Psy), UCL (University College London). Green open access

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Abstract

Overview This study sought to further understanding within the research field of stigma resistance in people with intellectual disabilities (ID). Part 1 comprises a systematic literature review of the psychological and social impact of self-advocacy group membership on people with ID. Twelve studies were identified and evaluated. Several outcomes were reported, including empowerment, a sense of belonging and changes to self-identity. Implications of the findings of the review include a need for quantitative studies and co-construction of research agendas with self-advocates. Part 2 comprises a mixed methods uncontrolled feasibility study of a psychosocial intervention to increase the capacity of people with ID to manage and resist stigma. Sixty-eight participants from ten pre-existing groups of people with ID were recruited, along with their pre-existing facilitators. Findings indicated that all ten groups completed the intervention, with improvements in self-esteem and psychological distress. Qualitative feedback indicated factors affecting feasibility and suggested adaptations to inform the development of the intervention. Participants perceived improvements in stigma resistance and other areas. The recruitment rates and positive effects suggest it is worthwhile to proceed to a controlled trial of the intervention. This was a joint project together with another D.Clin.Psy trainee (Colman, 2018). Part 3 comprises a critical and reflective appraisal of the process of conducting the study outlined in Part 2. Issues considered include the author’s professional values and theoretical influences, along with a consideration of the levels of context that influenced the qualitative data collection.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Qualification: D.Clin.Psy
Title: A feasibility study of a psychosocial intervention to increase the capacity of people with intellectual disabilities to manage and resist stigma
Event: UCL (University College London)
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10056541
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