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The experiences of intimate relationships by people with intellectual disabilities: a qualitative study

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The experiences of intimate relationships by people with intellectual disabilities : a qualitative study. / Rushbrooke, Elizabeth; Murray, Craig; Townsend, Samantha.

In: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, Vol. 27, No. 6, 11.2014, p. 531-541.

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Rushbrooke, E, Murray, C & Townsend, S 2014, 'The experiences of intimate relationships by people with intellectual disabilities: a qualitative study', Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, vol. 27, no. 6, pp. 531-541. https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12091

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Rushbrooke, E., Murray, C., & Townsend, S. (2014). The experiences of intimate relationships by people with intellectual disabilities: a qualitative study. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 27(6), 531-541. https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12091

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Rushbrooke E, Murray C, Townsend S. The experiences of intimate relationships by people with intellectual disabilities: a qualitative study. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. 2014 Nov;27(6):531-541. doi: 10.1111/jar.12091

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Rushbrooke, Elizabeth ; Murray, Craig ; Townsend, Samantha. / The experiences of intimate relationships by people with intellectual disabilities : a qualitative study. In: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. 2014 ; Vol. 27, No. 6. pp. 531-541.

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