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ERIC Number: EJ994519
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
Assessment of Preference for Edible and Leisure Items in Individuals with Dementia
Ortega, Javier Virues; Iwata, Brian A.; Nogales-Gonzalez, Celia; Frades, Belen
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v45 n4 p839-844 Win 2012
We conducted 2 studies on reinforcer preference in patients with dementia. Results of preference assessments yielded differential selections by 14 participants. Unlike prior studies with individuals with intellectual disabilities, all participants showed a noticeable preference for leisure items over edible items. Results of a subsequent analysis with 3 participants showed reinforcement effects when highly preferred items were delivered as consequences. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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