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Healthy lifestyle behaviours for people with intellectual disabilities: An exploration of organizational barriers and enablers.

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Summary of "Healthy lifestyle behaviours for people with intellectual disabilities: An exploration of organizational barriers and enablers."

The health-related behaviours of people with intellectual disabilities may be determined by organisational influences. This innovative study aimed to explore managers' and staffs' perspectives on organisational influences on the promotion of healthy behaviours for this population.

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Name: Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities : JARID
ISSN: 1468-3148
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