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ERIC Number: EJ1024216
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
Effectiveness of Dysphagia Training for Adult Learning Disabilities Support Workers
Tredinnick, Gerlind; Cocks, Naomi
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v42 n2 p125-132 Jun 2014
This study investigated the effectiveness of a 1-day dysphagia training package delivered to support workers who work with adults with a learning disability. Thirty-eight support staff took part in this study. Twenty-five support staff received training, and 13 did not receive training and therefore acted as a control group. Three questionnaires were completed by each participant: immediately before, immediately after and a month after the training delivery. Questionnaires measured both confidence and knowledge. Findings indicated that there was a significant increase in knowledge and confidence scores in the trained group. These increases were largely maintained over a 1-month period. There was no significant change in confidence or knowledge scores in the untrained group.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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