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Factors that predict good Active Support in services for people with intellectual disabilities: A multilevel model

Bigby, Christine, Bould, Emma, Iacono, Teresa, Kavanagh, Shane, Beadle-Brown, Julie (2019) Factors that predict good Active Support in services for people with intellectual disabilities: A multilevel model. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, . ISSN 1360-2322. (doi:10.1111/jar.12675) (KAR id:78828)

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Abstract

Background: Active Support, now widely adopted by disability support organizations, is difficult to implement. The study aim was to identify the factors associated with good Active Support. Methods: Data on service user and staff characteristics, quality of Active Support and practice leadership were collected from a sample of services from 14 organizations annually for between 2 and 7 years, using questionnaires, structured observations and interviews. Data were analysed using multilevel modelling (MLM). Results: Predictors of good Active Support were adaptive behaviour, practice leadership, Active Support training, and time since its implementation. Heterogeneity, having more than six people in a service and larger organizations were associated with lower quality of Active Support. Conclusions: In order to ensure that Active Support is consistently implemented, and thus, quality of life outcomes improved, organizations need to pay attention to both service design and support for staff through training and practice leadership.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/jar.12675
Uncontrolled keywords: active support, engagement, Implementation, multilevel model, practice leadership, supported accommodation, training
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Julie Beadle-Brown
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2019 15:32 UTC
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2019 15:32 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/78828 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Beadle-Brown, Julie: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2306-8801
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