ERIC Number: EJ674675
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
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Sequential Analysis Reveals a Unique Structure for Self-Injurious Behavior.
Marion, Sarah DeBoard; Touchette, Paul E.; Sandman, Curt A.
American Journal on Mental Retardation, v108 n5 p301-13 Sep 2003
This study with 45 institutionalized individuals with mental retardation and self injurious behavior (SIB) calculated conditional probability using sequential analysis techniques. It found that successive episodes of self-injury were sequentially dependent and this association was not related to frequency or rate of occurrence. The best predictor of SIB was an earlier SIB episode, consistent with a contagious distribution. (Contains references.) (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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