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Title: Stigma experienced by the families of individuals with intellectual disabilities
Author: Mitter, Natasha
ISNI:       0000 0004 7227 6911
Awarding Body: UCL (University College London)
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2017
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AIMS: Studies have investigated the experiences of courtesy stigma and affiliate stigma in family members of individuals with intellectual disabilities without a clear distinction between the two. This systematic literature review aimed to evaluate the findings of studies that examined the experiences of stigma in families of individuals with intellectual disabilities. METHOD: A systematic search of PsycINFO and Scopus identified relevant articles published between 2012 and 2016. RESULTS: Ten articles pertaining to eight studies were identified. They revealed that family carers experienced stigma and various consequences related to these, with family culture influencing these experiences. There is a lack of clarity in distinguishing the concepts of courtesy stigma and affiliate stigma in family members. CONCLUSION: A number of psychosocial variables have been associated with the development of courtesy stigma, affiliate stigma and their consequences. Family carers also reported a number of coping strategies and protective factors. Further research would help gain a better understanding of stigma in family members of individuals with intellectual disabilities.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.746984  DOI: Not available
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