Understanding the contribution of intellectual disability nurses. Paper 2 of 4 - Survey

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

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The objective was to identify ID nursing interventions and their impact on the health and healthcare of people with IDs. Data was collected using an online survey questionnaire from a voluntary response and snowball sample of 230 participants. Thematic, descriptive statistical, and inferential statistical analyses were undertaken. We identified 878 interventions that could be undertaken by ID nurses from 7 countries. We categorised the interventions into five themes: effectuating nursing procedures, enhancing impact of ID services, enhancing impact of mainstream services, enhancing quality of life, and enhancing ID nursing practice. Findings demonstrate that ID nurses play important roles in improving the health and healthcare experiences of people with IDs.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Intellectual Disabilities
Early online date13 Nov 2023
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2023


  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Health Professions (miscellaneous)


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