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Quality and costs of community-based residential supports for people with mental retardation and challenging behavior

Robertson, Janet, Emerson, Eric, Pinkney, Lisa, Caesar, Emma, Felce, David John, Meek, Andrea Janine, Carr, Deborah, Lowe, Katherine, Knapp, Martin and Hallam, Angela 2004. Quality and costs of community-based residential supports for people with mental retardation and challenging behavior. American Journal on Mental Retardation 109 (4) , pp. 332-344. 10.1352/0895-8017(2004)109%3C332:QACOCR%3E2.0.CO;2

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Abstract

A longitudinal matched-groups design was used to examine the quality and costs of community-based residential supports to people with mental retardation and challenging behavior. Two forms of provision were investigated: noncongregate settings, where the minority of residents had challenging behavior, and congregate settings, where the majority of residents had challenging behavior. Data were collected for 25 people in each setting. We collected information through interviewing service personnel in each type of setting on the costs of service provision, the nature of support provided, and the quality of life of residents. We also conducted observations in each setting. Results suggest that noncongregate residential supports may be more cost effective than congregate residential supports

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
ISSN: 0895-8017
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2017 03:32
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/60320

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