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ERIC Number: EJ1010726
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
Assessment of Interpersonal Risk (AIR) in Adults with Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviour--Piloting a New Risk Assessment Tool
Campbell, Martin; McCue, Michael
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v41 n2 p141-149 Jun 2013
A new risk assessment tool, "Assessment of Interpersonal Risk" (AIR), was piloted and evaluated to measure risk factors and compatibility between individuals living in an assessment and treatment unit in one NHS area. The adults with learning disabilities in this unit had severe and enduring mental health problems and/or behaviour that is severely challenging. The aims of this small-scale research project were to estimate the reciprocal risk to and from each individual across five main risk domains and to enhance professional judgement to make defensible decisions about interpersonal risk. Data were recorded on incidents involving five individuals over a period of 6 months. Individual Rating Profiles were incorporated into existing Individual Risk Management Plans, together with interpersonal profiles, recording risk evaluations between named individuals across the five risk domains. Results showed that the AIR tool may be a useful addition to existing effective risk management, to inform assessments and future discharge planning. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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