“Getting into it”: People with intellectual disabilities’ experiences and views of Behavioural Activation and Guided Self-Help for depression

Knight, R. et al. (2019) “Getting into it”: People with intellectual disabilities’ experiences and views of Behavioural Activation and Guided Self-Help for depression. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 32(4), pp. 819-830. (doi: 10.1111/jar.12571) (PMID:30762261)

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Abstract

Background: No studies have explored the acceptability of Behavioural Activation and Guided Self‐Help interventions for depression with people who have intellectual disabilities. Method: Twenty‐five participants were purposively sampled from participants taking part in a trial comparing Behavioural Activation with a Guided Self‐Help intervention. A framework analysis was used to analyse interviews covering participants’ expectations and views of therapy. Results: Participants were largely positive about both interventions. However, they identified specific aspects of each intervention which they had found helpful. All participants valued the therapeutic relationship. The participants also had a number of criticisms and suggestions for improving the therapies. A common concern was the time‐limited nature of the interventions and a wish for longer‐term help. Overall, both sets of participants felt the interventions had relevance for their wider lives. Conclusions: The participants reported having positive engagement with the therapies but expressed a wish for longer‐term supportive relationships.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Funding: Health Technology Assessment Programme, Grant/Award Number: HTA 10/104/34
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hatton, Professor Christopher and Williams, Professor Chris and Knight, Miss Roseanna and Jahoda, Professor Andrew and Knowles, Miss Dawn and Appleton, Ms Kim and Melville, Professor Craig and Cooper, Professor Sally-Ann and Scott, Miss Katie and Jones, Professor Robert and Hastings, Professor Richard and Dagnan, Professor Dave
Authors: Knight, R., Jahoda, A., Scott, K., Singer, K., Knowles, D., Dagnan, D., Hastings, R. P., Appleton, K., Cooper, S.-A., Melville, C., Jones, R., Williams, C., and Hatton, C.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO SPHSU
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Journal Name:Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
ISSN:1360-2322
ISSN (Online):1468-3148
Published Online:14 February 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 John Wiley & Sons
First Published:First published in Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities 32(4):819-830
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
590991BEAT-IT: A randomised controlled trial comparing a behavioural activation treatment for depression in adults with learning disabilities with an attention controlAndrew JahodaNational Institute for Health Research (NIHR)10/104/34IHW - MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING