ERIC Number: ED216288
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Deinstitutionalization as a Goal of Behavior Modification: A Preliminary Report.
LaGana, Christine M.; And Others
This report focuses on the development of a behavior modification program to help institutionalized patients prepare for situations they may encounter after discharge from the hospital. The rationale for this program is explained in terms of the severe differences that exist between life in a mental institution and community life. A daily program that teaches skills such as anger management, relaxation techniques, use of community facilities, personal care, and homemaking skills are described along with program goals and reinforcements. Evaluation data of the program are provided, indicating that of the first 20 patients discharged from the program, the readmission rate was 5% compared to a 41% readmission rate for non-program discharges. A schedule of daily activities in the Social Learning Unit and Point Sheets are also included. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association (61st, Los Angeles, CA, April 9-12, 1981). Best copy available. Appendices are of marginal legibility.