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Support needs of siblings of people with developmental disabilities.
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PMID:  23025639     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract This qualitative study examines the support needs of adult siblings of people with developmental disabilities. A survey completed by 139 siblings of people with developmental disabilities captured the needs of adult siblings through 2 open-ended questions. A grounded theory approach was used, and the sibling responses anchored the analysis, interpretation of findings, and discussion using the constant comparison method. Eleven core variables and 3 overarching themes emerged. Three overarching themes for sibling support needs include: (a) getting disability-related information, (b) getting support for their caregiving role, and (c) enhancing the formal support system to address sibling needs.
Catherine K Arnold; Tamar Heller; John Kramer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Intellectual and developmental disabilities     Volume:  50     ISSN:  1934-9556     ISO Abbreviation:  Intellect Dev Disabil     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101299965     Medline TA:  Intellect Dev Disabil     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  373-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
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