An Evaluation of Hospital-Based Specialized Staffed Housing for People with Seriously Challenging Behaviors

Emerson, E. and Beasley, F. and Offord, G. and Mansell, J. (1992) An Evaluation of Hospital-Based Specialized Staffed Housing for People with Seriously Challenging Behaviors. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 36 (4). pp. 291-307. ISSN 0964-2633. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Resident and staff activity was observed in two hospital-based staffed houses for adults with severe or profound mental handicap, and seriously challenging behaviours. The results indicated that: (1) staffing resources were inefficiently deployed, leading to low levels of support being provided to service users; (2) staff attention was inequitably distributed across users, individuals showing the highest levels of seriously challenging behaviours received disproportionately more staff attention; (3) users spent little of the time they were observed engaged in constructive activities. Comparisons with data collected previously on four of the users in institutional settings indicated that: (4) no overall changes occurred in either user participation in constructive activities or (5) duration of challenging behaviours; and (6) overall, more staff contact was provided in the specialized housing projects compared to previous institutional settings. The results are discussed in terms of the determinants of quality in residential provision for people with seriously challenging behaviour.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: P. Ogbuji
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2009 16:54
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2010 10:27
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/22460 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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