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Finding the Right Assessment Measures for Young People with Intellectual Disabilities Who Display Harmful Sexual Behaviour

Malovic, Aida, Murphy, Glynis H., Coulton, Simon (2016) Finding the Right Assessment Measures for Young People with Intellectual Disabilities Who Display Harmful Sexual Behaviour. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, . ISSN 1360-2322. E-ISSN 1468-3148. (doi:10.1111/jar.12299) (KAR id:59540)

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Abstract

Background: Previous studies and national reports have all noted that a significant proportion of the young people who display harmful sexual behaviours have intellectual disabilities. However, research on the topic has been scarce. This study presents a systematic review of the literature relating to clinical instruments specifically developed or adapted for adolescents with intellectual disabilities who display harmful sexual behaviours.

Method: An electronic search of databases was completed for published articles in English from the earliest possible date to the end of 2013.

Results: No published articles met the full search criteria. This confirmed the lack of published clinical measures, apart from two risk assessment instruments.

Conclusions: Given the lack of measures, it is recommended that the focus of future research needs to be on developing or adapting instruments that will offer researchers’ and clinicians’ empirical as well as clinical data on this all-too-often-overlooked population of vulnerable youth.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/jar.12299
Uncontrolled keywords: adolescents, harmful, sexual, behaviors, intellectual disabilities, measures
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV1568 Disability studies
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Simon Coulton
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2016 13:16 UTC
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2020 04:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/59540 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Murphy, Glynis H.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7817-5861
Coulton, Simon: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7704-3274
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