Improving Health-Promoting Capacities in Care Settings for People With Intellectual Disabilities
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
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Background: To live healthily, people with intellectual disabilities are largely dependent on their environment. Intellectual disabilities support organizations play a vital role to create a health-promoting environment. An environmental asset mapping tool for intellectual disabilities support settings has been developed. This study aims to provide insight into whether or not the tool can provide a comprehensive view on assets in the system and actionable knowledge to improve health-promoting capacities in intellectual disabilities support settings. Methods: Fifty-seven users from four settings participated and completed the tool on availability, user satisfaction, and dreams regarding social, physical, organizational, and financial assets. Results: The findings provide an overview of available assets, user satisfaction and dreams for improvements for the four locations. Combining this information provides actionable knowledge for improving the health-promoting capacities of the settings, including: 1) how use of available assets can be improved, 2) the type of assets that should be enriched, and 3) the assets that can be added to the system. Conclusions: The asset mapping tool provides a comprehensive view on assets in the system and actionable knowledge to improve health-promoting capacities in intellectual disabilities support settings. Intellectual disabilities support organizations can use this actionable bottom-up knowledge for priority setting and implementing interventions to improve their health-promoting capacities.
Disability Studies | Occupational Therapy
Anrooij, K. V.,
van der Velden, K.,
Improving Health-Promoting Capacities in Care Settings for People With Intellectual Disabilities.
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 34(5),