Article first published online: 2 JUL 2012
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Research in Nursing & Health
Volume 35, Issue 6, pages 610–623, December 2012
How to Cite
Ailey, S. H., Friese, T. R. and Nezu, A. M. (2012), Modifying a social problem-solving program with the input of individuals with intellectual disabilities and their staff. Res. Nurs. Health, 35: 610–623. doi: 10.1002/nur.21497
This study was funded by Rush University Medical Center College of Nursing Fund (#31202). This project was supported by the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), Award Number UL1RR029879 from the National Center for Research Resources. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Center for Research Resources or the National Institutes of Health.
The authors wish to thank Arlene Miller, PhD RN FAAN, JoEllen Wilbur, PhD APN FAAN, and Julia Cowell, PhD RN FAAN for their assistance in this work.
- Issue published online: 9 NOV 2012
- Article first published online: 2 JUL 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 31 MAY 2012
- developmental disabilities;
- health promotion/wellness behaviors;
- interpersonal relationships
Social problem-solving programs have shown success in reducing aggressive/challenging behaviors among individuals with intellectual disabilities in clinical settings, but have not been adapted for health promotion in community settings. We modified a social problem-solving program for the community setting of the group home. Multiple sequential methods were used to seek advice from community members on making materials understandable and on intervention delivery. A committee of group home supervisory staff gave advice on content and delivery. Cognitive interviews with individuals with intellectual disabilities and residential staff provided input on content wording and examples. Piloting the program provided experience with content and delivery. The process provides lessons on partnering with vulnerable populations and community stakeholders to develop health programs. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Res Nurs Health 35:610–623, 2012