Understanding the contribution of intellectual disabilities nurses: Paper 3 of 4 - evaluation

Kay Mafuba, Joann Kiernan, Chiedza Kudita, Hazel M Chapman, Dorothy Kupara, Rebecca Chester

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The overall objective of this research was to identify intellectual disability nursing interventions and their impact on the health and healthcare of people with intellectual disability. This is part 3 of a 4-part series. In this paper we report the findings from quantitative questions from an online survey of intellectual disability nurses. The objective of this part of the study was to a evaluate intellectual disability nurses’ confidence in their understanding of the interventions they undertook. Quantitative data was collected using an online survey questionnaire from a voluntary response and snowball sample of 230 participants from 7 countries. Thematic, descriptive statistical, and inferential statistical analyses were undertaken. The evaluation data suggest and demonstrate a lack of clarity among intellectual disability nurses of the interventions they can effectively undertake. There appears to be correlations between lack of role clarity and the types of employer organisations and countries. Further work need to be undertaken by nurse leaders ascertain and address this lack of clarity.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Intellectual Disabilities
Early online date23 Aug 2023
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 23 Aug 2023


  • intellectual disability
  • effectuating nursing procedures
  • enhancing impact
  • enhancing quality of life
  • nursing procedures


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