ERIC Number: EJ630934
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
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Preliminary Study of Altered Skin Temperature at Body Sites Associated with Self-Injurious Behavior in Adults Who Have Developmental Disabilities.
Symons, Frank J.; Sutton, Kelly A.; Bodfish, James W.
American Journal on Mental Retardation, v106 n4 p336-43 Jul 2001
The sensory status of four nonverbal adults with mental retardation and severe self-injury was examined using skin temperature measures prior to opiate antagonist treatment. For each participant, the body site targeted most frequently for self-injury was associated with altered skin temperature and reduced by naltrexone treatment. In all cases, non-self- injury body sites were associated with altered skin temperature. (Contains references.) (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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