Known well by no-one: trends in the informal social networks of middle-aged and older people with intellectual disability five years after moving to the community.

@article{Bigby2008KnownWB,
  title={Known well by no-one: trends in the informal social networks of middle-aged and older people with intellectual disability five years after moving to the community.},
  author={Christine Bigby},
  journal={Journal of intellectual & developmental disability},
  year={2008},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={148-57}
}
BACKGROUND Informal relationships are central to conceptualisations of quality of life. Deinstitutionalisation studies consistently suggest a trend of increased contact with family and friends by people with intellectual disability (ID) following relocation from an institution to the community. In this study, changes in the nature of the informal relationships of residents 5 years after leaving an institution were examined. METHOD A sample of 24 participants was randomly selected from a group… CONTINUE READING

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