Journal article

Predictors of challenging behaviour in adults with intellectual disability

Stella Koritsas, Teresa Iacono

ADVANCES IN MENTAL HEALTH AND INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES | EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to determine the extent to which mental health, physical health, communication, learned function of the behaviour(s), severity of disability, living arrangement, age, and gender, alone or in combination, predicted challenging behaviours in adults with intellectual disability. Design/methodology/approach – In total, 74 adults with intellectual disability and their paid carers were recruited into the study from adult disability services in Victoria, Australia. Paid carers provided information about participants with intellectual disability on a range of measures targeting each variable of interest. Findings – Based on principle components analyses of thre..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The work reported here formed part of the first author's doctoral thesis. The authors would like to acknowledge the carers and people with disabilities who participated in the research, and the Victorian Centre of Excellence (bbVCoE) in Depression and Anxiety for funding the research.