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ERIC Number: EJ813240
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Quality of Life of Adults with Pervasive Developmental Disorders and Intellectual Disabilities
Gerber, F.; Baud, M. A.; Giroud, M.; Carminati, G. Galli
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v38 n9 p1654-1665 Oct 2008
The purpose of this study was to observe quality of life (QoL) and global evolution of persons with Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD) in three different groups. Individualized programs for PDD were compared to traditional programs for intellectual disabilities. Behavioural disorders were repeatedly evaluated using the Aberrant Behaviour Checklist (ABC) and QoL once a year. Little research has investigated this domain due to methodological problems with a non-verbal population. Two preliminary studies of individualized programs showed a significant reduction in behaviour disorders over the course of the study. The recent inclusion of a control group indicates that a traditional program reduces lethargy/social withdrawal (ABC factor 2). A good QoL was measured for the three groups.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Aberrant Behavior Checklist