Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors

Evidence based research

Brown, M. & Nankervis, K. (2013) Issues and challenges: Learning disability nursing in the United Kingdom in M. Jukes (ed) Practice Leadership in Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Nursing. U.K.: Quay Books.

Dodevska, G. & Vassos, M. (2013). What qualities are valued in residential direct care workers from the perspective of people with an intellectual disability and managers of accommodation services? Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 57, 601-615.

Macintyre, T., Nankervis, K., Cousins, W., Valkova, H. (2013) Exercise and Sport in Health Promotion for People with Intellectual L. Taggart, and W. Cousins. (eds). Health Promotion for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. U.K.: Open University Press.

Vassos, M., & Nankervis, K. (2012). “Investigating the importance of various individual, interpersonal, organisational and demographic variables when predicting job burnout in disability support workers” Research in Developmental Disabilities, 33, 1780-1791.

Lante, K.L., Walkley, J.W., Gamble, M.N., & Vassos, M.V. (2011). An initial evaluation of a long-term, sustainable, integrated community-based physical activity program for adults with intellectual disability. Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 36, 197–206.

Nankervis, K.L., Rosewarne, A.C. & Vassos, M.V. (2011). Respite and Parental Relinquishment of Care: A Comprehensive Review of the Available Literature. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, 8, 150–162.

Nankervis, K., Rosewarne, A. & Vassos, M. (2011). Why do families relinquish care? An investigation of the factors that lead to relinquishment into out-of-home respite care. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 55, 422–433.

Wardale, S., Davis, F., Carroll, M., & Vassos, M. (2014).  Outcomes for staff participating in positive behavioural support training.  International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support, 4, 1, 10-23.

Wardale, S., Davis, F., Dalton, C. (in press). Positive behaviour support training in a secure forensic setting: the impact on staff knowledge and positive behaviour support plan quality. International Journal of Positive Behavioural Support.

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