Samenvatting

Background
Adult siblings are important in the lives of individuals with profound intellectual disabilities, especially as parents age. However, little is known about the roles they assume.

Method
We examined these roles among 58 participants from the Netherlands, who completed an online questionnaire.

Results
Most participants (89.7%) assumed multiple roles, and the majority were content with their roles. Between 7% and 58% indicated that they were the only individuals providing a certain role. Shared roles primarily involved healthcare professionals, other siblings, and parents. Almost half the participants (48.2%) assigned higher scores for the amount of support provided than for the experienced burden.

Conclusions
Adult siblings often assume multiple roles. The shared roles emphasise the importance of collaboration.
Vertaalde titel van de bijdrageDe rol van volwassen broers en zussen van mensen met een ernstige verstandelijke beperking
Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)1308-1318
Aantal pagina's11
TijdschriftJournal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
Volume36
Nummer van het tijdschrift6
DOI's
StatusPublished - 7 aug. 2023

Keywords

  • familie
  • meervoudige handicaps
  • ernstige verstandelijke handicap
  • broers of zussen
  • steun

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