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Quality and costs of community-based residential supports for people with mental retardation and challenging behaviour.

Robertson, Janet M. and Emerson, Eric and Pinkney, L. and Caesar, E. and Felce, David and Meek, Andrea and Carr, D. and Lowe, K. and Knapp, Martin and Hallam, A. (2004) Quality and costs of community-based residential supports for people with mental retardation and challenging behaviour. American Journal of Mental Retardation, 109 (4). pp. 332-344. ISSN 0895-8017

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Abstract

A longitudinal matched-groups design was used to examine the quality and costs of community-based residential supports to people with mental retardation and challenging behavior. Two forms of provision were investigated: noncongregate settings, where the minority of residents had challenging behavior, and congregate settings, where the majority of residents had challenging behavior. Data were collected for 25 people in each setting. We collected information through interviewing service personnel in each type of setting on the costs of service provision, the nature of support provided, and the quality of life of residents. We also conducted observations in each setting. Results suggest that noncongregate residential supports may be more cost effective than congregate residential supports.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: American Journal of Mental Retardation
Additional Information: RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Social Work and Social Policy & Administration
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 3359
Deposited By: ep_importer
Deposited On: 18 Mar 2008 13:54
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 17:26
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/3359

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