Staff experiences of participation in everyday life of older people with intellectual disability who live in group homes
2015 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, ISSN 1501-7419, E-ISSN 1745-3011, Vol. 17, no 4, 335-352 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article aims to explore ways in which members of staff in group homes for people with intellectual disability experience participation, and what participation means for older people with intellectual disability. Qualitative interviews were performed with 15 members of staff at group homes in Sweden. The findings of this study are illustrated by considering two interacting themes and six subthemes. These involve staff experiences of the meaning of participation and factors which facilitate or inhibit it. The meaning of participation was expressed as doing and feeling. Staff described that participation for older people with intellectual disability was influenced by the individual characteristics of the residents, such as the relationship between age and disability. They also expressed the view that participation was influenced by organizational and physical contextual factors such as economics, time and space as well as the social environment. The latter included staff knowledge and skills, family and peers.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2015. Vol. 17, no 4, 335-352 p.
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-113333DOI: 10.1080/15017419.2014.941923OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-113333DiVA: diva2:781347