ERIC Number: EJ587728
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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An Evaluation of Functional Variables Affecting Severe Problem Behaviors in Adults with Mental Retardation by Using the Questions about Behavioral Function Scale (QABF).
Applegate, Heather; Matson, Johnny L.; Cherry, Katie E.
Research in Developmental Disabilities, v20 n3 p229-37 May-Jun 1999
A study used the Questions about Behavior Function Scale to examine the functions of five severe problem behaviors (self-injurious behavior, aggression, stereotypies, pica, and rumination) in 417 institutionalized persons with mental retardation. The most common function for all behaviors except aggression was nonsocial. Aggression was maintained by external environmental contingencies. (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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