Robertson, Janet and Emerson, Eric and Hatton, Chris and Gregory, Nicola and Kessissoglou, Sophia and Hallam, Angela and Walsh, Patricia Noonan (2001) Environmental opportunities and supports for exercising self-determination in community-based residential settings. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 22 (6). pp. 487-502. ISSN 0891-4222Full text not available from this repository.
Information was collected on the environmental opportunities for exercising self-determination among 281 adults with mental retardation receiving community-based residential supports. The results indicated that: (1) the majority of participants had little or no opportunity to exercise self-determination over major life decisions (e.g., with whom and where to live, the recruitment and retention of care staff); (2) even in more mundane areas, such as where and when to eat, the majority of participants were not supported to exercise effective control; (3) variation in environmental opportunities to exercise self-determination was strongly related to a range of factors including participant ability, previous residential history, and structural and procedural aspects of the residential supports currently provided.
|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:||25 Sep 2008 11:26|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 15:09|
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