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Evaluation of the dissemination of active support training in staffed community residences

Jones, E., Felce, David John, Lowe, K., Bowley, C., Pagler, J., Gallagher, B. and Roper, A. 2001. Evaluation of the dissemination of active support training in staffed community residences. American Journal on Mental Retardation 106 (4) , pp. 344-358. 10.1352/0895-8017(2001)106<0344:EOTDOA>2.0.CO;2

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Our aim was to replicate Active Support, a staff training intervention designed to increase the assistance given to adults with severe mental retardation living in community residences in order to increase their participation in activities. Training was conducted in 38 residences, involving 303 staff members and 106 persons with mental retardation. Active Support resulted in significant increases in assistance and engagement in activity. Significant correlations between participant abilities, receipt of assistance, and levels of engagement were found. Active Support was found to be of greater benefit to people with lower adaptive behavior and to have a diminishing value for people with higher adaptive behavior, implying that its implementation should be matched to the support needs of residents.

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 03:48

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