How service‐users with intellectual disabilities understand challenging behaviour and approaches to managing it

Clarke, Aoife and Dagnan, Dave and Smith, Ian (2019) How service‐users with intellectual disabilities understand challenging behaviour and approaches to managing it. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 32 (5). pp. 1203-1215. ISSN 1360-2322

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Abstract

Background This study explored understandings that service‐users with intellectual disabilities and challenging behaviour held around their behaviour, what shaped these understandings, and the relationship between how behaviours are managed and well‐being. Methods Eight participants (three female, five male) partook in individual semi‐structured qualitative interviews. Interviews were transcribed and analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis. Results Three master themes emerged from this analysis: (a) challenging behaviour can be explained via an internal or external frame of reference, with each framework having different implications for how participants attempted to manage behaviour. (b) Positive relationships provide a long‐term buffer to challenging behaviour, with positive relationships with family, staff and peers operating through different mechanisms to achieve this. (c) A greater ability to exert power and control in day‐to‐day life was perceived to reduce challenging behaviour in the long term. Conclusions Implications for practice are discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Clarke, A, Dagnan, D, Smith, IC. How service‐users with intellectual disabilities understand challenging behaviour and approaches to managing it. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. doi: 10.1111/jar.12612 which has been published in final form at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jar.12612 This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3200/3204
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Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 133773
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 14 May 2019 13:05
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2019 05:32
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/133773

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