L. J. Gow

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BACKGROUND The aim was to assess the clinical usefulness and economic viability of an aftercare worker for psychotic patients discharged from half-way houses in Hong Kong. METHOD A sample of 32 chronic psychotic patients was provided with a full-time aftercare worker. A matched control group received no such service. RESULTS The experimental group was(More)
This paper reports on a study of the living environment of 64 psychiatric patients discharged from half-way houses in Hong Kong. The majority were living in a deprived situation compared to that of their neighbours. They were leading a very monotonous life throughout the year; the walls of their homes were dirty and very plain; and some even ate scraps from(More)
This study investigated the use of the Porteus Maze test as a measure of reflection/impulsivity when used with both normal and retarded subjects. Study 1 (N = 90) provided sample data for three equal groups of 30 adolescent students in the regular school. These were defined as above average, average, and below average in general intelligence. In addition to(More)
This study investigated the feasibility of using measures of cognitive tempo with 66 institutionalized moderately-severely retarded adolescents and adults in the field settings of three Activity Centres--one rural and two urban. The Matching Familiar Figures Test and the Porteus Maze Tests could, with characteristic modifications, be administered to this(More)
This study investigated the effects of modification of conceptual tempo on the skilled performance of a group of mildly intellectually handicapped adolescents receiving training in a work preparation centre (N, 41). On the basis of performance on Kagan's Matching Familiar Figures Test the group was divided into two subgroups, reflective, impulsive and then(More)
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