ERIC Number: EJ828614
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
Aggressive Challenging Behaviour in Adults with Intellectual Disability Following Community Resettlement
Bhaumik, S.; Watson, J. M.; Devapriam, J.; Raju, L. B.; Tin, N. N.; Kiani, R.; Talbott, L.; Parker, R.; Moore, L.; Majumdar, S. K.; Ganghadaran, S. K.; Dixon, K.; Gupta, A. Das; Barrett, M.; Tyrer, F.
Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, v53 n3 p298-302 Mar 2009
Background: Aggressive challenging behaviour is common in adults with intellectual disability (ID) in long-term care facilities. The government's commitment to the closure of all facilities in England has led to concerns over how to manage this behaviour in the community. The aim of this study was to assess changes in aggressive challenging behaviour and psychotropic drug use in adults with ID following resettlement using a person-centred approach. Method: The Modified Overt Aggression Scale was administered to carers of 49 adults with ID prior to discharge from a long-stay hospital and 6 months and 1 year after community resettlement. Results: All areas of aggressive challenging behaviour reduced significantly between baseline and 6 months following resettlement (P less than 0.001). This reduction remained (but did not decrease further) at 1-year follow-up. Conclusions: Further work is needed to evaluate the role of environmental setting on aggressive challenging behaviour in adults with ID.
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Land Settlement, Drug Use, Foreign Countries, Aggression, Behavior Problems, Adults, Residential Care, Relocation, Measures (Individuals), Hospitals, Role, Environmental Influences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)