Buys. L, Bigby. C, Boulton - Lewis G, Tedman – Jones. J, Edwards. H, Knox.M. (2008).Issues of active ageing: Perceptions of older people with intellectual disability.
Australian Journal of Ageing,
27(2), 67 -71.
The researchers aimed to present the issues of active ageing of people with permanentintellectual disabilities. The methodology used was case study analysis. The researcherswere from different universities and have a sound knowledge about research and ageing.They conducted 16 case studies, for the analysis. They had done purposive sampling with“intellectual disability” as inclusion criteria. They had informed consent from the subjects.The data was collected by a face – to – face – semi – structured interview lasted for 60 – 90minute, audio tapped and transcribed verbatim. The topics were focused on daily activities,how ageing affected them and how they want life in future. The questions were open ended,ensuring an opportunity to express clients. The analysis was done by comparative methods.The results revealed that, independence emerged with empowerment; elderly areconcerned about financial and emotional security then future care. Many of the participantswant to learn more about what they know; where as some are interested in new things.Subjects were worried about the environment they live in as they had bitter taste in age carefacility previously. Though the older people were disappointed with the facilities they receivenow, they are not worried about health and fitness but need support from family and friends.The possible audience are researchers, health professionals and general public. Though theresearchers were funded from governmental organisations, there was no bias found. Only 11references were there. The figure, which represents the results of the study, makes goodunderstanding.
The researchers included a lot of participants’ quoting, which helps inunderstanding the attitude of clients towards the questionnaire used.