Person-Centred Active Support - Increasing Choice, Promoting Independence and Reducing Challenging Behaviour

Beadle-Brown, Julie and Hutchinson, Aislinn and Whelton, Beckie (2012) Person-Centred Active Support - Increasing Choice, Promoting Independence and Reducing Challenging Behaviour. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 25 (4). pp. 291-307. ISSN 1360-2322. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Background Previous research has found that active support is effective at increasing levels of participation in activities and supporting a good quality of life for people with intellectual disabilities. However, there has been little research on the effect of active support on other outcome measures. Methods This study uses observational methodology, combined with staff-rated measures, to explore the impact of the implementation of person-centred active support on the lives of 30 people with severe and profound intellectual disabilities living in small group homes. Results Analysis indicated that significant increases in both the amount of assistance people received and the quality of that assistance were accompanied by significant increases in engagement, participation, choice-making opportunities and a significant reduction in challenging behaviour and in particular, self-stimulatory behaviour. Conclusions The paper discusses the implications of the findings for both practice and for further research.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Active support, Challenging behaviour, Choice, Quality of life, adult, article, behavior, decision making, female, health personnel attitude, human, independent living, intellectual impairment, leadership, male, methodology, middle aged, motivation, patient care, psychological aspect, social support, Adult, Attitude of Health Personnel, Behavioral Symptoms, Choice Behavior, Female, Humans, Independent Living, Intellectual Disability, Leadership, Male, Middle Aged, Motivation, Patient-Centered Care, Social Support, Young Adult
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Andrew Buller
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2012 10:31
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