Clare, I.C.H. and Murphy, G.H. (1993) MIETS III Follow up of the first six clients to be discharged: diverse measures of the effectiveness of the service. Mental Handicap Research, 6 (1). pp. 70-91. ISSN 0952-9608.
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A follow-up study of the first six clients to leave the Mental Impairment Evaluation and Treatment Service is described. Between entering the service and follow-up (mean: 12 months after leaving), all six had made gains in their levels of skills and social functioning. For five of them, there had also been a reduction in the key challenging behaviours for which referral had been sought. All were living in residential facilities which were both less restrictive than those from which they had entered the service and offered a higher quality of care. The majority liked the placement in which they were living at follow-up as much, or more, than the one from which they had entered the service. Nevertheless, some of the resources which assist the functioning of the service were disliked by the clients because they were perceived as placing limits on their liberty. The implications of these results are discussed, as are methodological issues relating to the study.
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV1568 Disability studies|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard|
|Depositing User:||Jo Ruffels|
|Date Deposited:||07 Nov 2012 14:27|
|Last Modified:||22 Mar 2013 15:31|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/32129 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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