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The impact of autism or severe challenging behaviour on lifestyle outcome in community housing [Abstract]

Felce, David John, Lowe, K. and Jones, E. 2008. The impact of autism or severe challenging behaviour on lifestyle outcome in community housing [Abstract]. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research 52 (8-9) , p. 784. 10.1111/j.1365-2788.2008.01094.x

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Abstract

Aims: To investigate the impact of autism or severe challenging behaviour on lifestyle outcome among adults with intellectual disabilities living in community housing. Method: Data were collected on the adaptive and challenging behaviour, social impairment, attention from staff, social and community activities, household participation and engagement in activity of adults living in community residences. Categorization of autism was based on items relating to the triad of social impairments in the Disability Assessment Schedule. Categorization of severe challenging behaviour was based on scores on the Irritability and Hyperactivity domains of the Aberrant Behavior Checklist. For each person categorized as having either, a comparison person was selected with a similar score on the Adaptive Behaviour Scale (ABS). Results: After controlling for ABS, there were no significant differences between those with and without autism or with and without severe challenging behaviour in terms of social and community activities, household participation or engagement in activity. People with severe challenging behaviour received significantly more staff attention. People with and without autism were similar in this respect. Conclusions: Results support previous findings that low adaptive behaviour has a negative impact on lifestyle outcome. Autism or severe challenging behaviour do not add to this.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Additional Information: Special Issue: People with Intellectual Disabilities: Citizens in the World Symposium: Care and support – 1 – Challenging behaviours
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
ISSN: 0964-2633
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2017 02:02
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/17932

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