Pre- and Post-COVID-19 Outcomes for Israelis With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in the Community

Ayelet Gur, Michal Soffer, Peter D. Blanck, Gerard Quinn, Arie Rimmerman

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Abstract

This study is among the first pre-post examinations to explore differences in subjective well-being, adaptive and maladaptive behavior, close relationships, community integration, family members' satisfaction with residential and community living settings, and family contact before and after the COVID-19 outbreak. Participants demonstrated better life satisfaction and adaptive behavior before COVID-19 than after COVID-19. Participants reported closer relationships with family members and peers before COVID-19 and closer relationships with staff members after COVID-19. The findings reveal mixed, although mostly negative, effects of the pandemic on people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the community in Israel, in accord with extant comparative research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)454-467
Number of pages14
JournalIntellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Volume61
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2023

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Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • community living
  • intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • subjective well-being

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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