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Outcomes of staff training in positive behaviour support: a systematic review.

MacDonald, Anne, McGill, Peter (2013) Outcomes of staff training in positive behaviour support: a systematic review. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 25 (1). pp. 17-33. (doi:10.1007/s10882-012-9327-8) (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

Positive Behavior Support has been shown to be effective in minimizing challenging behavior. Therefore training staff in Positive Behaviour Support would appear to be helpful in improving support to people with challenging behavior. The purpose of this review was to evaluate the research on the outcomes of Positive Behavior Support training. There are no other published reviews of Positive Behavior Support training outcomes. Searches were carried out using key words to identify studies which reported on Positive Behavior Support training. Following this, studies were evaluated against criteria for inclusion. 14 studies were identified by the review. Six studies focused on outcomes for staff. Four focused on outcomes for service users. Four studies reported outcomes for both staff and service users. Staff outcomes included changes in skills, confidence, knowledge, attributions and emotional responses. Service user outcomes demonstrated reduction in levels of challenging behaviour, but no evidence of change in quality of life was evident in the one study that evaluated this. Research demonstrates that Positive Behavior Support training has had a positive impact on knowledge, emotional responding, and attributions of staff. In addition, there is evidence of reductions in levels of challenging behaviour from service users. However, no evidence was found for Positive Behavior Support training having a positive impact on quality of life for service users.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s10882-012-9327-8
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
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: 27 Jun 2013 10:19 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 10:20 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/34426 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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