Phenomenology of self restraint

Oliver, C. and Murphy, G.H. and Hall, S. and Arron, K. and Leggett, J. (2003) Phenomenology of self restraint. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 108 (1). pp. 71-81. ISSN 0895-8017. (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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Abstract

Self-restraint is often reported in individuals with mental retardation who show self-injurious behavior (SIB). In this study, the phenomenology and prevalence of self-restraint in individuals showing self-injury and wearing protective devices and those showing self-injury but not wearing protective devices were compared. A high prevalence of self-restraint in the whole sample of individuals showing self-injury was identified (67/88, 76.1%), and self-restraint was more prevalent in a group showing self-injury but not wearing protective devices (43/47, 91.5%) than in a group showing self-injury and wearing protective devices (24/41, 58.5%). Individuals not wearing protective devices showed a greater number of topographies of self-restraint than those who did wear them. Results are discussed with reference to the purely topographical definition of self-restraint employed and the potential equivalence of protective devices and self-restraint.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: LESCH-NYHAN DISEASE; INJURIOUS-BEHAVIOR; MENTAL-RETARDATION; PHYSICAL RESTRAINT; PEOPLE; REINFORCEMENT; PREVALENCE; POPULATION; ADULTS; CHILD
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: 04 Jun 2015 14:14 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2015 14:14 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/32167 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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