Copyright notice Abstract Adults with mild intellectual disability ID experience stressful social interactions and often utilize maladaptive coping strategies to manage these interactions. We investigated the specific types of Active and Avoidant coping strategies reported by adults with mild ID to deal with stressful social interactions. Open-ended responses to a sentence stem task were coded into five dimensions of Active and Avoidant coping. Adults with mild ID used Problem-Focused coping most frequently and this strategy was negatively correlated with psychological distress. Emotion-Focused coping was used infrequently but was also negatively related to psychological distress.
Coping Strategies of Adults with Mild Intellectual Disability for Stressful Social Interactions
Characteristics by Level of Me Similar content Table 36 presents estimates of selected characteristics of residents with mental retardation and related conditions in mental retardation facilities by their reported level of retardation or for those residents reported to have "related conditions" only. Activities of Daily Living Statistics on independent performance of selected activities of daily living showed clear and expected associations with level of mental retardation. But among people with profound mental retardation, there was much less independence reported in key activities of daily living than among people with severe mental retardation. With respect to the proportion independently performing key activities of daily living, persons with related conditions only i.
What You Should Know About Intellectual Disability
Understanding Intellectual Disabilities Learn more about intellectual disabilities Intellectual disability ID , previously known as mental retardation, is a term that is used when an individual has below-average intelligence or mental ability. Lack of skill necessary for day-to-day living are also commonly associated with this type of disorder. When it comes to intellectual disability, there are varying degrees ranging from mild to severe.
Abstract Background Persons with mild intellectual disability or borderline intellectual functioning are often studied as a single group with similar characteristics. However, there are indications that differences exist within this population. Methods Latent class analysis was performed using file data of eligible participants with a mean age of Results Five distinct classes of persons with mild intellectual disability or borderline intellectual functioning were found.