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Grip op probleemgedrag bij mensen met een verstandelijke beperking

Weghorst, Daisy (2013) Grip op probleemgedrag bij mensen met een verstandelijke beperking.

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Abstract:The risk scan of care provider Aveleijn is the central topic in this research. The scan was developed because of lack of screening instruments in the care for the mentally disabled people. Screening instruments aim to identify risk factors. The literature study has found that mentally disabled people need support to be able to take full part in society. The quality of this support is an important factor that can affect the quality of life of the client. The aim of this study is therefore to examine whether the risk scan of Aveleijn contributes to a better quality of life of the client. Additionally, this study focused on the extent in which the scan bring extra information on risk behaviour, the extent to which the scan adds to the quality of guidance and the extent in which there are factors to identify that have a favorable or unfavorable influence on the effectiveness of the risk scan. These four research questions are examined through a longitudinal, quantitative research with two groups of clients. A group of 10 clients that completed the risk scan and a group of 10 clients, with similar risk indicators, that did not completed the scan. All participating clients were followed for six months, using a monthly questionnaire on quality of life, supplemented with questionnaires about the start of the guidance, the experience of the clients and the supervisors with the risk scan, and a questionnaire on what the perceived contributions of the risk scan. The results of the research show that quality of life is difficult to measure because several factors can affect the quality of life. In addition to the comparison of the groups, the results on the individual level were also examined. This analysis showed that especially social inclusion affects the quality of life of clients. Results of the additional questionnaires show that, despite that the clients were already in care at Aveleijn and the limited number of participants in this research, the scan produced new information. Also, the questionnaire completed by the supervisors of the scan group demonstrate that the scan can also contribute to the guidance of the client. By the limited number of participants in combination with the influence of contextual changes in the life of the clients, no strong conclusions can be drawn.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
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