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Journal article

Sexual abuse and adults with learning disabilities

Authors:
TURK Vicky, BROWN Hilary
Journal article citation:
Mental Handicap, 20(2), June 1992, pp.56-59.
Publisher:
British Institute of Mental Handicap

Reports the findings of a survey of victims in one Health Region and outlines implications.

Journal article

An anxiety management group : strengths and pitfalls

Authors:
TURK Vicky, FRANCIS Elizabeth
Journal article citation:
Mental Handicap, 18(2), 1990, pp.78-81.
Publisher:
British Institute of Mental Handicap

Teaching relaxation techniques for anxiety disorders to a group of adults with a mild or moderate mental handicap.

Book

About dementia: for people with learning disabilities

Authors:
DODD Karen, TURK Vicky, CHRISTMAS Michelle
Publisher:
British Institute of Learning Disabilities
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
12p.
Place of publication:
Kidderminster

Easy-to-read booklet for people with learning disabilities who want to understand dementia. It will be particularly helpful for people who have a friend or family member with dementia, or who are worried about developing dementia themselves. This booklet is designed to help more able people with learning disabilities who want to understand and talk about dementia.

Journal article

The sexual abuse of adults with learning disabilities: results of a two-year incidence survey

Authors:
TURK Vicky, BROWN Hilary
Journal article citation:
Mental Handicap Research, 6(3), 1993, pp.193-216.
Publisher:
BIMH Publications

Reports the results of the largest survey to date of the sexual abuse of adults with learning disabilities. Existing knowledge is reviewed in the light of complex methodological and definition issues that exist and limit any work undertaken. The few existing studies of sexual abuse of adults with learning disabilities are described. Details of the current survey of sexual abuse carried out by the University of Kent and funded by the Rowntree Foundation are then provided. Details results of the survey are presented followed by a discussion of their implications and comparability with previous research.

Journal article

Defining sexual abuse as it affects adults with learning disabilities

Authors:
BROWN Hilary, TURK Vicky
Journal article citation:
Mental Handicap, 20(2), June 1992, pp.44-55.
Publisher:
British Institute of Mental Handicap

Aims to clarify definitions of sexual abuse involving people with learning disabilities: examines acts which are committed, issues of consent and suggests a scheme for assessing, potentially abusive relationships.

Journal article

Distress in children with learning disabilities at a respite unit: perspectives on their experiences

Authors:
RADCLIFFE Jonathan J. L., TURK Vicky
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 36(2), June 2008, pp.91-101.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

Numerous studies have investigated the benefits of respite to families with a disabled child. Far fewer have examined the effects on the child and none have systematically compared information about this from different sources. Reports of behavioural reactions and views on distress of children attending respite care in London were gathered from parents, teachers and respite staff. Children were also asked for their views. Over half the children (54%) were reported to show medium or strong negative reactions lasting for 1 or more days by a parent or teacher. Reported reactions varied widely between home and school and no concordance was found between parents, teachers and respite staff groups regarding distress. Some children’s views differed from those of their parent or teacher. The findings highlight the extent of differences in perspectives and suggest the need for greater awareness of the possible distress to children attending respite. This is discussed in relation to factors such as the potential conflict of interests between parents and children, communication and behavioural difficulties, and the context in which the child is observed.

Book

The journey of life: how people change from babies to older people

Authors:
DODD Karen, TURK Vicky, CHRISTMAS Michelle
Publisher:
British Institute of Learning Disabilities
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
15p.
Place of publication:
Kidderminster

Easy-to-read booklet for people with learning disabilities who want to understand dementia. It will be particularly helpful for people who have a friend or family member with dementia, or who are worried about developing dementia themselves. This booklet will be useful for helping people with learning disabilities understand the human life cycle.

Journal article

Adults with intellectual disabilities and their carers as researchers and participants in a RCT

Authors:
TURK Vicky, et al
Journal article citation:
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 25(1), January 2012, pp.1-10.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

People with intellectual disabilities are rarely involved in research about their health, either as researchers or participants. This article describes how a project facilitated inclusion of adults with intellectual disabilities as researchers and participants in randomised controlled trial (RCT) research. The research study was an evaluation of the implementation of personal health profiles for people with intellectual disabilities and their carers, and was funded as part of a Department of Health consumers in research programme. It involved 4 teams of researchers, each comprising a researcher with intellectual disabilities, a supporting professional and a carer researcher. Researchers with intellectual disabilities and/or carers of people with intellectual disabilities gathered information through interviews with participants with intellectual disabilities and/or their carers. The article describes the context of the research, the design, how it was implemented and made accessible, recruitment, training and support, and research processes and outcomes. The authors discuss the project and conclude that the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities as researchers and as participants was achieved through key factors including appropriate design, strong research partnerships and teamwork.

Book

About my friend: for friends of people with Down's Syndrome and dementia

Authors:
DODD Karen, TURK Vicky, CHRISTMAS Michelle
Publisher:
British Institute of Learning Disabilities
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
15p.
Place of publication:
Kidderminster

Easy-to-read booklet for people with learning disabilities who want to understand dementia. It will be particularly helpful for people who have a friend or family member with dementia, or who are worried about developing dementia themselves. This booklet looks at what happens when a friend develops dementia.

Journal article

Developing and evaluating personal health records for adults with learning disabilities

Authors:
TURK Vicky, BURCHELL Sarah
Journal article citation:
Tizard Learning Disability Review, 8(4), October 2003, pp.33-41.
Publisher:
Emerald

Argues for the introduction of patient-held health care records for people with learning disabilities. The evidence reviewed demonstrates that people with learning disabilities have more health care needs than other adults in society but receive less health care than others. The rationale for implementing hand-held records is considered from three perspectives: a consumer point of view, an analysis of how personal health profiles can help to overcome existing barriers to health care and the existing evidence. Describes the initial experiences of introducing personal health records in Bexley and Greenwich.

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