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ERIC Number: EJ542831
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0047-6765
Role of Medical Conditions in the Exacerbation of Self-Injurious Behavior: An Exploratory Study.
Bosch, Joni; And Others
Mental Retardation, v35 n2 p124-30 Apr 1997
This descriptive study of 25 patients (ages 3 to 35) with severe/profound mental retardation and self-injurious behavior (SIB) found that 7 patients had previously undiagnosed medical conditions likely to cause pain or discomfort. Six of the seven patients experienced decreased SIB with treatment of their medical conditions. Results support the importance of considering medical conditions in determining SIB etiology. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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