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Perceptions of Health and Healthcare of People With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Medicaid Managed Care

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posted on 08.06.2016 by H.M. Gibbons, R. Owen, T. Heller
This study examined perceptions of health and healthcare of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) receiving Medicaid Managed Care. Exploratory, semistructured interviews were conducted with 23 participants. Findings indicate that participants generally expressed being in good health and defined good health as (a) absence of pain, disease, and symptoms; (b) adherence to or not requiring treatment; (c) physical self-care; (d) mental or spiritual self-care; and (e) ability to perform the activities one wants to do. Participants conceptualized healthcare as (a) ensuring needs are met through access to services, (b) obtaining quality services, (c) navigating the healthcare system successfully, and (d) receiving humanizing healthcare. This study has implications for improving healthcare and communications between people with IDD and healthcare providers.

Funding

United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living (ACL), National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) Grant # 90RT5020-01-00 and # 90RT5026

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Publisher Statement

© 2015 American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Publisher

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Language

en_US

issn

1934-9556

Issue date

01/09/2015

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