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ERIC Number: EJ1122409
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
Teatime Threats. Choking Incidents at the Evening Meal
Guthrie, Susan; Stansfield, Jois
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v30 n1 p47-60 Jan 2017
Purpose: To explore caregiver perceptions of the socio-environmental issues around evening meal ("teatime") which influence choking. Methodology: A qualitative study of caregivers witnessing a choking incident was undertaken. Semi-structured interviews explored perceptions of the causes. Data were analysed using thematic analysis. Findings: Thematic analysis elicited individual service user characteristics, and social and contextual factors implicated in choking. The findings will facilitate risk assessment for service-users and inform mealtime practice. Staff familiarity is a key factor. Further research involving service-users is indicated to complement these findings. This study widens the focus of recent studies which have considered physical more than socio-environmental aspects of mealtime difficulties.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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