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ERIC Number: EJ834921
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
Physical Interventions for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: Survey of Use, Policy, Training and Monitoring
Deveau, Roy; McGill, Peter
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v22 n2 p145-151 Mar 2009
Background: Perceived problems around the use of physical intervention (PI) to manage challenging behaviour have led to UK initiatives to encourage policy development and accredited training. However, information on PI use and the impact of these initiatives remains limited. Method: Adult residential services within an English region were sent a questionnaire regarding PI use, policy, staff training and monitoring/management. Results: Physical intervention use was reported by 47% of the services. Of services using PI, 65% reported having a policy governing its use and 79% reported providing staff training. Where restrictive PI was used, comparable figures were 82% for policy and 84% for training. PI use was reported to be monitored in some way by 94% of services. Opinions offered supported the reduction of PI use. Conclusions: Physical intervention use is widespread. National guidance on policy and training is widely followed though unimplemented by a minority. The time may be right to more explicitly aim for a reduction in PI use within services.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (England)