R McConkey

Summary

Affiliation: University of Ulster
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The role of the school nurse in special schools for pupils with severe learning difficulties
    Gordon Moore
    Down Lisburn Health and Social Services Trust, Disability Resource Centre, Downpatrick, UK
    Int J Nurs Stud 40:771-9. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint The barriers to social inclusion as perceived by people with intellectual disabilities
    Suzanne Abbott
    University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, UK
    J Intellect Disabil 10:275-87. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Changes in the self-rated well-being of people who move from congregated settings to personalized arrangements and group home placements
    Roy McConkey
    Ulster University, UK
    J Intellect Disabil . 2016
  4. doi request reprint Relocating people with intellectual disability to new accommodation and support settings: Contrasts between personalized arrangements and group home placements
    Roy McConkey
    University of Ulster, UK
    J Intellect Disabil 20:109-20. 2016
  5. doi request reprint Measuring public discomfort at meeting people with disabilities
    Roy McConkey
    Institute of Nursing and Health Research, Ulster University, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Electronic address
    Res Dev Disabil 45:220-8. 2015
  6. doi request reprint Optimizing the uptake of health checks for people with intellectual disabilities
    Roy McConkey
    University of Ulster, UK
    J Intellect Disabil 19:205-14. 2015
  7. doi request reprint Promoting social inclusion through Unified Sports for youth with intellectual disabilities: a five-nation study
    R McConkey
    Institute of Nursing Research, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, UK
    J Intellect Disabil Res 57:923-35. 2013
  8. doi request reprint A longitudinal study of the intra-country variations in the provision of residential care for adult persons with an intellectual disability
    R McConkey
    Institute of Nursing Research, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, UK
    J Intellect Disabil Res 57:969-79. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Perceptions of effective support services to families with disabled children whose behaviour is severely challenging: a multi-informant study
    Roy McConkey
    Institute of Nursing Research, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, UK
    J Appl Res Intellect Disabil 26:271-83. 2013
  10. doi request reprint The impact of mutual support on Iranian parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder: a longitudinal study
    Roy McConkey
    Institute of Nursing Research, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, UK
    Disabil Rehabil 35:775-84. 2013

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Publications35

  1. ncbi request reprint The role of the school nurse in special schools for pupils with severe learning difficulties
    Gordon Moore
    Down Lisburn Health and Social Services Trust, Disability Resource Centre, Downpatrick, UK
    Int J Nurs Stud 40:771-9. 2003
    ..The implications of these findings are discussed in the context of the British Government's aspirations for school nurses to play a key role in reducing health inequalities...
  2. ncbi request reprint The barriers to social inclusion as perceived by people with intellectual disabilities
    Suzanne Abbott
    University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, UK
    J Intellect Disabil 10:275-87. 2006
    ..These findings reinforce the contribution individuals could make to the planning of local services for themselves and others. This advocacy has been an essential element in reducing the social isolation of other marginalized groups...
  3. ncbi request reprint Changes in the self-rated well-being of people who move from congregated settings to personalized arrangements and group home placements
    Roy McConkey
    Ulster University, UK
    J Intellect Disabil . 2016
    ..There were marked discrepancies between ratings given by the person with those of staff. The well-being measure shows promise for use in further comparative and longitudinal studies...
  4. doi request reprint Relocating people with intellectual disability to new accommodation and support settings: Contrasts between personalized arrangements and group home placements
    Roy McConkey
    University of Ulster, UK
    J Intellect Disabil 20:109-20. 2016
    ..The implications for the future provision of group living arrangements are discussed along with the need for further longitudinal research to assess the sustained impact of personalized arrangements and their funding. ..
  5. doi request reprint Measuring public discomfort at meeting people with disabilities
    Roy McConkey
    Institute of Nursing and Health Research, Ulster University, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Electronic address
    Res Dev Disabil 45:220-8. 2015
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Optimizing the uptake of health checks for people with intellectual disabilities
    Roy McConkey
    University of Ulster, UK
    J Intellect Disabil 19:205-14. 2015
    ..Ongoing monitoring is needed to ensure the quality of the checks provided and that health improvement plans are implemented. ..
  7. doi request reprint Promoting social inclusion through Unified Sports for youth with intellectual disabilities: a five-nation study
    R McConkey
    Institute of Nursing Research, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, UK
    J Intellect Disabil Res 57:923-35. 2013
    ..The study evaluated the outcomes from one sports programme with particular reference to the processes that were perceived to enhance social inclusion...
  8. doi request reprint A longitudinal study of the intra-country variations in the provision of residential care for adult persons with an intellectual disability
    R McConkey
    Institute of Nursing Research, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, UK
    J Intellect Disabil Res 57:969-79. 2013
    ..The strategies required for changing to new service models are not well researched...
  9. doi request reprint Perceptions of effective support services to families with disabled children whose behaviour is severely challenging: a multi-informant study
    Roy McConkey
    Institute of Nursing Research, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, UK
    J Appl Res Intellect Disabil 26:271-83. 2013
    ..To date, there is limited evidence as to the functioning and effectiveness of such services...
  10. doi request reprint The impact of mutual support on Iranian parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder: a longitudinal study
    Roy McConkey
    Institute of Nursing Research, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, UK
    Disabil Rehabil 35:775-84. 2013
    ..However, few studies have attempted to promote mutual support among parents...
  11. doi request reprint Critical features of short break and community support services to families and disabled young people whose behaviour is severely challenging
    Roy McConkey
    University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
    J Intellect Disabil 15:252-68. 2011
    ..The rationale for complex service models is discussed and the key lessons for replicating this model are reviewed...
  12. ncbi request reprint Adult persons with intellectual disabilities on the island of Ireland
    R McConkey
    Institute of Nursing Research, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, UK
    J Intellect Disabil Res 50:227-36. 2006
    ..Information on the numbers of adult persons (aged 20 years and over) with intellectual disability (ID) is rarely collated at a national level. This is an impediment to service planning especially for a changing population...
  13. doi request reprint Moving from family care to residential and supported accommodation: national, longitudinal study of people with intellectual disabilities
    Roy McConkey
    University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
    Am J Intellect Dev Disabil 116:305-14. 2011
    ..Conversely, no prior indication of need had been recorded for two thirds of people who had moved in this period. The complexities of assessing need and equitably meeting demands are discussed...
  14. doi request reprint Access to respite breaks for families who have a relative with intellectual disabilities: a national survey
    Roy McConkey
    Institute of Nursing Research, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, UK
    J Adv Nurs 67:1349-57. 2011
    ..Hence, the length of breaks available to families has to be rationed. Nurses are often involved in such decisions...
  15. doi request reprint The role of support staff in promoting the social inclusion of persons with an intellectual disability
    R McConkey
    Institute of Nursing Research, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, UK
    J Intellect Disabil Res 54:691-700. 2010
    ..Yet, the contribution of support staff in facilitating social inclusion has received relatively scant attention...
  16. doi request reprint Using personal goal setting to promote the social inclusion of people with intellectual disability living in supported accommodation
    R McConkey
    University of Ulster, Jordanstown, Newtownabbey, N Ireland
    J Intellect Disabil Res 54:135-43. 2010
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Fair shares? Supporting families caring for adult persons with intellectual disabilities
    R McConkey
    School of Nursing, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
    J Intellect Disabil Res 49:600-12. 2005
    ..A particular concern is whether or not carers have equitable access to services...
  18. ncbi request reprint Multi-agency working in support of people with intellectual disabilities
    Roy McConkey
    School of Nursing, University of Ulster, N Ireland
    J Intellect Disabil 9:193-207. 2005
    ..The need for further evaluation and research into system change and user involvement is highlighted...
  19. ncbi request reprint The impact on mothers of bringing up a child with intellectual disabilities: a cross-cultural study
    Roy McConkey
    School of Nursing, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, N Ireland BT37 0QB, UK
    Int J Nurs Stud 45:65-74. 2008
    ..These mothers are at increased risk of stress, along with poorer health and weakened family relationships. Nurses are well placed to support these mothers...
  20. ncbi request reprint Variations in the social inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in supported living schemes and residential settings
    R McConkey
    Institute of Nursing Research, University of Ulster, Newtonabbey, Northern Ireland corrected UK
    J Intellect Disabil Res 51:207-17. 2007
    ....
  21. pmc Prevalence and risk of Down syndrome in monozygotic and dizygotic multiple pregnancies in Europe: implications for prenatal screening
    B Boyle
    EUROCAT Central Registry, Centre for Maternal Fetal and Infant Research, Institute for Nursing and Health Research, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, UK
    BJOG 121:809-19; discussion 820. 2014
    ..To determine risk of Down syndrome (DS) in multiple relative to singleton pregnancies, and compare prenatal diagnosis rates and pregnancy outcome...
  22. ncbi request reprint Nursing inputs to special schools in N. Ireland
    R McConkey
    School of Health Sciences, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, BT37 0QB, UK
    Int J Nurs Stud 38:395-403. 2001
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Community learning disability teams: developments, composition and good practice: a review of the literature
    Eamonn Slevin
    Institute of Nursing Research, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, UK
    J Intellect Disabil 12:59-79. 2008
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Community learning disability teams: perceived effectiveness, multidisciplinary working and service user satisfaction
    Eamonn Slevin
    Institute of Nursing Research, University of Ulster, Ireland
    J Intellect Disabil 11:329-42. 2007
    ..There was limited evidence to support the view that multidisciplinary CLDTs are more effective than unidisciplinary teams. Further research is required in this area and ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of CLDTs is suggested...
  25. ncbi request reprint Health visitors' perceived priority needs in relation to their genetics education
    Owen Barr
    Institute of Nursing Research and School of Nursing, Magee Campus, University of Ulster, Londonderry BT48 7JL, United Kingdom
    Nurse Educ Today 27:293-302. 2007
    ..Further action needs to be taken to provide health visitors with the necessary genetic knowledge and skills in order that they are in stronger position to provide 'collateral' support for people undergoing genetic investigation...
  26. ncbi request reprint Supporting parents who have a child referred for genetic investigation: the contribution of health visitors
    Owen G Barr
    Institute of Nursing Research and School of Nursing, University of Ulster, Londonderry, UK
    J Adv Nurs 54:141-50. 2006
    ..This paper reports a study of the views of health visitors in relation to their role in supporting parents of children referred for genetic investigations...
  27. doi request reprint People with learning disabilities admitted to an assessment and treatment unit: impact on challenging behaviours and mental health problems
    E Slevin
    Institute of Nursing Research and School of Nursing, University of Ulster, UK
    J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs 15:537-46. 2008
    ..It is suggested that nurses played a key role in the unit but they need to make the support and caring they provide more visible. Nurses need to harness and make explicit the caring they provide for people with learning disabilities...
  28. doi request reprint Obesity and overweight in intellectual and non-intellectually disabled children
    E Slevin
    Institute of Nursing Research, University of Ulster, Belfast, UK
    J Intellect Disabil Res 58:211-20. 2014
    ..Comparison of the physical activity and dietary behaviour of the two groups of school pupils were also undertaken...
  29. ncbi request reprint Communications between staff and adults with intellectual disabilities in naturally occurring settings
    R McConkey
    School of Health Sciences, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, UK
    J Intellect Disabil Res 43:194-205. 1999
    ..The explanations for staff behaviour are reviewed and the implications for changing practice are discussed...
  30. doi request reprint Trends in the prevalence, risk and pregnancy outcome of multiple births with congenital anomaly: a registry-based study in 14 European countries 1984-2007
    B Boyle
    Centre for Maternal Fetal and Infant Research, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, UK
    BJOG 120:707-16. 2013
    ..To assess the public health consequences of the rise in multiple births with respect to congenital anomalies...
  31. ncbi request reprint Reactions of nurses and therapists in mainstream health services to contact with people who have learning disabilities
    R McConkey
    School of Health Sciences, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland
    J Adv Nurs 32:158-63. 2000
    ..Suggestions are made for future research that focuses on increasing the expertise and confidence of nurses and therapists in working with patients who have learning disabilities...
  32. doi request reprint Frontline care in Irish intellectual disability services: the contribution of nurses and non-nurse care staff
    Fintan K Sheerin
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin2, Ireland
    J Intellect Disabil 12:127-41. 2008
    ..This study is the first of its type in Ireland and seeks to set out the unique interventional contribution of nursing and non-nurse caring within frontline intellectual disability services...
  33. ncbi request reprint Knowledge and attitudes of young people in Guyana to HIV/AIDS
    Brian J O'Toole
    Varqa Foundation, Georgetown, Guyana
    Int J STD AIDS 18:193-7. 2007
    ..Hence, prevention strategies for the spread of HIV/AIDS should harness religious belief and practice, especially in societies such as Guyana where religious affiliation remains strong...
  34. ncbi request reprint Obesity in people with intellectual disabilities: the impact of nurse-led health screenings and health promotion activities
    David Marshall
    Down Lisburn Health and Social Services Trust, Disability Resource Centre, Downpatrick, UK
    J Adv Nurs 41:147-53. 2003
    ..Obesity appears to be more common among people with intellectual disabilities, with few studies focusing on achieving weight reduction...