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Individual planning: an exploration of the link between quality of plan and quality of life

Adams, Lynn, Beadle-Brown, Julie, Mansell, Jim (2006) Individual planning: an exploration of the link between quality of plan and quality of life. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 34 (2). pp. 69-76. ISSN 1354-4187. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-3156.2005.00356) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:52150)

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Abstract

Individual plans for people with intellectual disabilities were evaluated for quality and effectiveness in improving quality of life. Quality was assessed by rating whether goals were relevant, observable, age appropriate, necessary, timetabled, developmental, measurable, realistic, assigned to staff and improving at least one of O'Brien's five service accomplishments [O'Brien & Tyne (1981)The principle of normalization: a foundation for effective services. London, Campaign for the Mentally Handicapped]. Effectiveness was assessed by examining quality of life outcomes for participants with and without individual plans rated as higher quality. No significant difference in outcomes associated with having a higher quality individual plan was found. Findings present a challenge to current expectations that presence and quality of individual plan goals are associated with improved outcomes. Written individual plan goals may not be directly correlated with actual practice, and further research is required to examine this.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/j.1468-3156.2005.00356
Uncontrolled keywords: : Individual programme planning; intellectual disabilities;
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Julie Beadle-Brown
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2015 21:16 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:30 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/52150 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Beadle-Brown, Julie: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2306-8801
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