ERIC Number: ED214356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug-26
Reference Count: 0
Cluster Analysis as a Basis for Treatment Program Organization.
Zingarelli, Gene R.; Day, David M.
When Sonoma State Hospital, a large residential center for developmentally disabled persons in California, needed to condense nine of its treatment programs to six to meet licensing requirements and adapt to a reduction in population, a committee decided to reorganize according to data in the form of ratings on 66 performance scales from the annually completed Client Development Evaluation Report. The scores of a stratified random sample of developmentally disabled persons throughout the state were cluster analyzed, and programs developed from these data. Ten dimensions of developmental functioning emerged, and six were chosen to develop a client typology. Typological analysis resulted in 13 highly homogeneous groups. The data were further refined for the development of six new treatment program definitions. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (Los Angeles, CA, August, 1981).