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An anxious time? exploring the worries experienced by people with a mild to moderate intellectual disability at the stage of transition to adulthood.

Forte, Marisa F. (2009) An anxious time? exploring the worries experienced by people with a mild to moderate intellectual disability at the stage of transition to adulthood. D Clin Psy thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Background: This exploratory study examined the content and salience of worries experienced by young people with mild intellectual disabilities (ID) at transition to adulthood. Self-efficacy and anxiety in relation to worry was also examined. Fifty-two participants (17-20 years) took part; 26 with mild ID and 26 typically developing adults. Participants were recruited from a college in Glasgow. Materials and Methods: Of interest were potential differences between groups in i) worries described, ii) salience of worries, and iii) relationship between self-efficacy, anxiety, and worry within groups. Participants completed a ‘worry’ interview, the General Self Efficacy Scale-12, Glasgow Anxiety Scale-LD, and Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence. Results: People with ID identified different worries from typically developing people. There were also significant differences in rumination and distress between groups, and associations between anxiety and distress. Conclusions: Obtaining insight into worries at transition may facilitate guidance opportunities. Clinical applications of the findings are discussed.

Item Type: Thesis (D Clin Psy)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: intellectual disabilities, transition, worry
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Colleges/Schools: College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing
Supervisor's Name: Jahoda, Professor Andrew
Date of Award: 2009
Depositing User: Ms Marisa F Forte
Unique ID: glathesis:2009-1224
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2010
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 13:36
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/1224

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