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ERIC Number: EJ932668
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0964-2633
Comparison of Community Residential Supports on Measures of "Information & Planning"; "Access to & Delivery of Supports"; "Choice & Control"; "Community Connections"; "Satisfaction"; and, "Overall Perception of Outcomes"
Stainton, T.; Brown, J.; Crawford, C.; Hole, R.; Charles, G.
Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, v55 n8 p732-745 Aug 2011
Background: This paper reports on some of the findings of a large-scale survey (n = 852) of family members and support staff of adults with intellectual disabilities receiving community living services in British Columbia, Canada, concentrating on comparison of outcomes across four types of community residential settings: group homes, family model homes, independent home or apartment, and family home. Method: Comparisons were conducted on six domains: "information and planning"; "access to and delivery of supports"; "choice and control"; "community connections"; "satisfaction"; and, "overall perception of outcomes". Where applicable, further multivariate analyses were undertaken to determine the effect of the degree of help required by the residents and the respondent type. Results: Findings indicate that on all measures other than choice and control, group homes and family model homes showed better outcomes than either independent settings or family homes. Conclusion: The findings may indicate that the move to more independent living settings is not being accompanied by appropriate supports.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada