A three- to six-year follow-up of former long-stay residents of mental handicap hospitals in Northern Ireland.

@article{Donnelly1997ATT,
  title={A three- to six-year follow-up of former long-stay residents of mental handicap hospitals in Northern Ireland.},
  author={Michael Edward Donnelly and Sinead McGilloway and Nicholas B Mays and Seymour M. Perry and Carol Lavery},
  journal={The British journal of clinical psychology},
  year={1997},
  volume={36 ( Pt 4)},
  pages={
          585-600
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Little is known about the first cohorts of long-stay hospital residents with learning disabilities who moved to the community. This study describes the pattern of residential reprovision for all former long-stay residents discharged from the three mental handicap hospitals in Northern Ireland between 1987 and 1990 (N = 283) as well as describing aspects of quality of life for a smaller sample of people. METHOD The study employs a retrospective survey design and the method and… CONTINUE READING
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