Implementation and evaluation of active support

Bradshaw, Jill and McGill, Peter and Stretton, Rachel and Kelly-Pike, Amanda and Moores, Jane and Macdonald, Susan and Eastop, Zoe and Marks, Bob (2004) Implementation and evaluation of active support. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 17 (3). pp. 139-148. ISSN 1360-2322. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-3148.2004.00190.x

Abstract

Objectives Active support was implemented in three community houses (active support houses), with 11 service users with severe learning disabilities. Methods This was evaluated with reference to changes in levels of engagement, challenging behaviour (major and minor) and staff contact, measured against three comparison services (non-active support houses). Results All measures increased for the active support houses. Significant increases in activity levels were found in one house. Statistically significant increases in activity and minor challenging behaviour were also found when all active support houses were compared with all non-active support houses. In the non-active support houses, all measures decreased, with the exception of mean level of staff contact in one house. Conclusions Unlike previous research findings, those service users who were less able did not receive comparatively more support from staff post-training and changes appeared unrelated to staff contact.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: active support;engagement in activity;severe intellectual disability;staff training
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: 06 Dec 2012 14:22
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2014 08:56
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/32307 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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