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J Appl Res Intellect Disabil. 2012 Jul;25(4):291-307. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-3148.2011.00666.x. Epub 2012 Jan 11.

Person-centred active support - increasing choice, promoting independence and reducing challenging behaviour.

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Tizard Centre, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. j.d.beadle-brown@kent.ac.uk

Abstract

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.

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