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The association between children's contact with people with disabilities and their attitudes towards disability: a systematic review.
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PMID:  24219501     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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AIM: The aim of this review was to systematically review and synthesize observational evidence of associations between children's naturally varying contact with people with disabilities and their attitudes towards disability.
METHOD: A comprehensive search was conducted across multiple databases. Studies were included if they measured children's contact with people with disabilities and their attitudes towards disability. Qualitative research and studies that experimentally varied the amount of contact children had were excluded. Data were synthesized in a narrative review.
RESULTS: There were 35 studies that met the inclusion criteria: 22 of these reported a statistically significant association between contact with people with disabilities and more positive attitudes towards disability; two studies reported a negative association between contact and attitudes; and 11 studies reported no association. Incomplete reporting of the methods and results across studies limited the conclusions that could be drawn.
INTERPRETATION: Studies identified in this review generally indicate that children's contact with people with disabilities is associated with more positive attitudes towards disability. There is a need for more rigorous research to examine the effect of children's contact with people with disabilities on their attitudes towards disability.
Authors:
Megan Macmillan; Mark Tarrant; Charles Abraham; Christopher Morris
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-11-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental medicine and child neurology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1469-8749     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Med Child Neurol     Publication Date:  2013 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0006761     Medline TA:  Dev Med Child Neurol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Copyright Information:
© 2013 Mac Keith Press.
Affiliation:
Peninsula Cerebra Research Unit (PenCRU), University of Exeter Medical School, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK; NIHR PenCLAHRC, University of Exeter Medical School, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK.
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