Y Lunsky

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Low social support is known to be a risk factor for mental illness in the general population. Social strain, or stressful social interaction, has also been shown to correlate highly with psychopathology but has been largely ignored for individuals with mental retardation. Results based on staff ratings of 104 adults with mental retardation are presented,(More)
Reliability of self-reports of social support with staff ratings was compared through determining the internal consistency of the measures, consistency across measures, and consistency across raters. Fifty adults with mild mental retardation and their staff in supported living residential settings were interviewed. Self-report ratings had moderate internal(More)
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