Association between perceived social support and strain, and positive and negative outcome for adults with mild intellectual disability.

@article{Lunsky2001AssociationBP,
  title={Association between perceived social support and strain, and positive and negative outcome for adults with mild intellectual disability.},
  author={Yona Lunsky and Betsey A. Benson},
  journal={Journal of intellectual disability research : JIDR},
  year={2001},
  volume={45 Pt 2},
  pages={106-14}
}
Social strain has been identified as a trigger for both depression and physical health problems, but has not been well researched in people with intellectual disability (ID). The present study contrasted the effects of social support with social strain on depressive symptoms, somatic complaints and quality of life over time in adults with mild ID. The level of social support explained a significant proportion of variance in quality of life 6 months later, but not depressive symptoms or somatic… CONTINUE READING

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