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Title: Brief report: Aggressive challenging behaviour in adults with intellectual disability following community resettlement.
Authors: Bhaumik, Sabyasachi
Watson, Joanna M.
Devapriam, John
Raju, L. Bala
Tin, Nyunt N.
Kiani, Reza
Talbott, Louise
Parker, Rachel
Moore, Lynne
Majumdar, Sisir K.
Ganghadaran, S.K.
Dixon, Kathryn
Das Gupta, Amitava
Barrett, M.
Tyrer, Freya
First Published: 6-Aug-2008
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of MENCAP and in association with the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSID)
Citation: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2009, 53 (3), pp. 298-302.
Abstract: Background: Aggressive challenging behaviour is common in adults with intellectual disability (ID) in long-term care facilities. The government's commitment to the closure of all facilities in England has led to concerns over how to manage this behaviour in the community. The aim of this study was to assess changes in aggressive challenging behaviour and psychotropic drug use in adults with ID following resettlement using a person-centred approach. Method: The Modified Overt Aggression Scale was administered to carers of 49 adults with ID prior to discharge from a long-stay hospital and 6 months and 1 year after community resettlement. Results: All areas of aggressive challenging behaviour reduced significantly between baseline and 6 months following resettlement (P < 0.001). This reduction remained (but did not decrease further) at 1-year follow-up. Conclusions: Further work is needed to evaluate the role of environmental setting on aggressive challenging behaviour in adults with ID.
DOI Link: 10.1111/j.1365-2788.2008.01111.x
ISSN: 0964-2633
eISSN: 1365-2788
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2008 The Authors. Journal Compilation copyright © Blackwell Publishing Ltd. Deposited with reference to the Journal Exclusive Licence Form, which permits posting of the accepted version of the Article as originally submitted for publication in the Journal, and updated to include any amendments made after peer review in the author's employer's repository 12 months after publication.
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