New Publication on “Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Group-Based Self-Determination Enhancement Intervention for Adults with Mild Intellectual Disability and Their Caregivers”

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A new publication by Prof. Phyllis Wong titled “Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Group-Based Self-Determination Enhancement Intervention for Adults with Mild Intellectual Disability and Their Caregivers” has been published online in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, an SSCI Q1 journal which covers environmental sciences and engineering, public health, environmental health, occupational hygiene, health economic and global health research.

Below please find an abstract of the paper:
Self-determination is regarded as an adult outcome for people with an intellectual disability (ID). However, self-determination curricula are rarely available in Hong Kong. This paper outlines a protocol for an experimental study that examines the effectiveness of a group-based self-determination enhancement intervention for adults with mild ID and their caregivers. A randomized controlled trial with pre-test, post-test and three-month follow-up is proposed. A total of 120 participants will be randomly assigned to three conditions: self-determination enhancement group, self-determination enhancement PLUS group (with caregivers in a parallel group) and leisure activity group as a control condition. Five groups will be organized for each of the three conditions. There will be 10 sessions per group covering the core components of self-determination including self-knowledge, goal setting and attaining goals, self-regulating and adjusting plans. Components for caregivers include understanding how self-determination and REACH responding skills can support their children to exercise self-determination through positive interaction. Self-determination competencies and personal well-being will be measured at three points in time. The proposed study is the first evidence-based local study aimed at examining a culturally tailored self-determination enhancement intervention for people with ID and fills a research gap in existing interventions. If the intervention is demonstrated to be effective, it will provide new knowledge for a group-based intervention and will be used with Chinese-speaking people with ID in different parts of the world. (Trial registration: ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT05167929)

You may refer to this link for the article:
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19031763

Congratulations to Phyllis!