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Factors affecting the type and frequency of acting out behavior on elderly persons with mental retardation


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A sample of 103 elderly men and women with mental retardation, with no history of institutionalization and attending day programs were studied in an effort to identify factors associated with the type and frequency of acting out behavior they engaged in. Frequency and type of acting out behavior (aggressive, self-injurious, and destructive) were assessed with factors under four main categories: Personal, Health and Functional Impairment, Family Contact, and Programmatic. Factors associated with the frequency of acting out behavior were type of residence, degree of family contact, and type of programming received in the day programs. Co-morbidity was associated with aggressive behavior, while degree of family contact was associated with destructive behavior. There are implications for the importance of informal supports, attentiveness to health needs, and changes in programming in potentially decreasing the occurrence of acting out behavior in this population.

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Subject
Social work;
Behaviorial sciences;
Gerontology
Classification
0452: Social work
0384: Behaviorial sciences
0351: Gerontology
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Psychology; Acting out; Elderly; Mental retardation
Title
Factors affecting the type and frequency of acting out behavior on elderly persons with mental retardation
Author
Hoch, Eli Bruce
Number of pages
149
Publication year
2002
Degree date
2002
School code
0072
Source
DAI-A 63/07, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
0493743537, 9780493743530
Advisor
Cantor, Marjorie
University/institution
Fordham University
University location
United States -- New York
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3058894
ProQuest document ID
305567170
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305567170
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