Cees G C Janssen

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BACKGROUND Advances in our knowledge of attachment, stress and coping may foster new explanations for the development of challenging behaviour in people with intellectual disability (ID). METHOD Research on stress and coping among people with ID was reviewed initially, and then studies on the security of the attachment relationships of people with ID with(More)
PURPOSE To chart the 3-year course of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of 9--13-year-old children with cerebral palsy (CP), and to determine its relationship with gross motor abilities and mental health. METHODS Children (n = 91; 58 boys, mean age 11 years, age ranging from 8 years and 6 months to 13 years and 8 months) and parents were assessed(More)
In a controlled multiple case design study, the development of a therapeutic relationship and its role in affect regulation were studied in 6 children with visual disabilities, severe intellectual disabilities, severe challenging behavior, and prolonged social deprivation. In the 1st phase, children had sessions with an experimental therapist stimulating(More)
PURPOSE A blind, severely intellectually impaired boy aged 17 with Down syndrome and persistent serious challenging behavior received attachment-based behavior modification treatment. The aim was to study the effect of the treatment and the development of the therapeutic attachment relationship. METHOD In a single-case study, attachment therapy sessions(More)
The possibility of subjective assessment of fatigue in a static muscle load has been demonstrated. Six subjects performed a static muscle exercise with 25, 35 and 45% of their voluntary maximum force. They quantified their subjective feeling of fatigue by means of an assessment scale. The method of fatigue assessment used in these experiments appears to be(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of visual impairments in people with severe and profound multiple disabilities (SPMD) is the subject of considerable debate and is difficult to assess. METHODS In a typical Dutch care organization, all clients with SPMD (n = 76) participated in the study and specific instruments adapted to these clients (requiring a minimum of(More)
There is a lack of instruments that measure the quality of life of people with mental retardation. These types of instruments could be used in order to give an indication of the quality of care they receive. At the moment we are developing an instrument that measures quality of life. Our first task is to find an adequate definition of 'quality of life'. In(More)
BACKGROUND This study explored the perspectives of people with intellectual disabilities on themes relevant to their job satisfaction in integrated and sheltered employment. METHOD The photovoice method was used. Nine participants with moderate to mild intellectual disabilities, working in integrated and sheltered employment, took pictures of aspects(More)
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