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Environmental opportunities and supports for exercising self-determination in community-based residential settings.

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 0891-4222

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Research in Developmental Disabilities
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 13577
Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
Deposited On: 25 Sep 2008 11:26
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 15:09
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/13577

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