Understanding CB from a community visitors perspective

Tucker, Madonna N. (2009). Understanding CB from a community visitors perspective. In: 13th World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities, Cape Town, South Africa, (669-669). 25-30 August 2008. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2788.2008.01085.x

Author Tucker, Madonna N.
Title of paper Understanding CB from a community visitors perspective
Conference name 13th World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities
Conference location Cape Town, South Africa
Conference dates 25-30 August 2008
Journal name Journal of Intellectual Disability Research   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Published abstract
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2788.2008.01085.x
Open Access Status
ISSN 0964-2633
Volume 52
Issue 8/9
Start page 669
End page 669
Total pages 1
Language eng
Abstract/Summary A pilot project was undertaken with a Queensland Government organization called the Community Visitors Program. This program employees people to visit adults who have impaired capacity, that is someone who has a psychiatric disability, intellectual disability, acquired brain injury or dementia. The Community Visitor helps people understand their rights and protect their interests. Aim: To gain information regarding the prevalence of challenging behaviour in Queensland. Method: A structured questionnaire was developed and 25 Visitors collected data about the nature of the people they visit and the exhibition of their challenging behaviour. Information regarding the topography, frequency and severity of challenging behaviours was obtained (over a three-month period). Data were collected across four sites: acute short stay mental health facilities, long stay mental health facilities, disability sector houses such as hostels and supported accommodation facilities such as group homes. This research was the first time any structured information had been collected about the nature of challenging behaviour being exhibited by those with impaired capacity in Queensland. Results: These give a description of how many people with impaired capacity are exhibiting challenging behaviour in Queensland across the described sites. Conclusions: Implications for this data are discussed.
Subjects 920401 Behaviour and Health
920403 Disability and Functional Capacity
170113 Social and Community Psychology
111703 Care for Disabled
Keyword challenging behaviour
intellectual disabilities
Community Visitors Program
psychiatric disability
acquired brain injury
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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