Emerson, Eric and Kiernan, Chris and Alborz, Alison and Reeves, David and Mason, Heidi and Swarbrick, Rebecca and Mason, Linda and Hatton, Chris (2001) Predicting the persistence of severe self-injurious behaviour. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 22 (1). pp. 67-75. ISSN 0891-4222Full text not available from this repository.
Information was collected on 95 people with mental retardation who had been identified seven years previously as showing severe self-injurious behavior. At follow up 71% of participants were still showing self-injurious behavior of a severity which presented a management problem for care staff. The occurrence of specific topographies of self-injury was extremely stable among the group showing persistent self-injury. Finally, self-injury status at follow-up was predicted with 76% accuracy by a logistic regression model containing three variables: site of injury (higher persistence being shown by people exhibiting head directed self-injury); reported (greater) stability of self-injury when first identified; and (younger) age.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Research in Developmental Disabilities|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)|
|Departments:||Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research|
|Deposited By:||Mr Richard Ingham|
|Deposited On:||24 Sep 2008 14:10|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 15:09|
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