Challenging behaviour profiles of people with acquired brain injury living in community settings

Kelly, Glenn, Brown, Suzanne, Todd, Jenny and Kremer, Peter 2008, Challenging behaviour profiles of people with acquired brain injury living in community settings, Brain injury, vol. 22, no. 6, pp. 457-470.

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Title Challenging behaviour profiles of people with acquired brain injury living in community settings
Author(s) Kelly, Glenn
Brown, Suzanne
Todd, Jenny
Kremer, Peter
Journal name Brain injury
Volume number 22
Issue number 6
Start page 457
End page 470
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2008
ISSN 0269-9052
1362-301X
Keyword(s) acquired brain injury
hypoxia
alcohol-related brain injury
behaviour
aggression
measure
Summary Primary objective: To determine the type and severity of challenging behaviours among a cohort of brain-injured persons referred to a community-based behaviour management service; and to determine whether different behaviour profiles were associated with aetiology of brain injury.
Methods and procedures:
A sample of clients (n= 190) referred to the ABI Behaviour Consultancy for assessment and treatment of challenging behaviours was evaluated using the Overt Behaviour Scale (OBS) and other measures of disability and support needs.
Main outcomes and results: The most common challenging behaviour categories were, in order of frequency: verbal aggression, inappropriate social behaviours and lack of initiation. Clients typically exhibited four categories of challenging behaviour and multiple kinds of the behaviours represented by each category. There was some evidence of differences in occurrence of specific behaviours associated with aetiology of brain injury, particularly for hypoxia and alcohol-related brain injury.
Conclusions: A systematic assessment of challenging behaviours in community settings has revealed the profiles of broad behavioural disturbance that can occur following ABI. Assessing the breadth of disturbance is important in understanding a client's presentation and thus planning appropriate behaviour management interventions.
Language eng
Field of Research 111714 Mental Health
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2008
Copyright notice ©2008, Informa UK Ltd.
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