How do carers assess the severity of challenging behaviour? A total population study.

@article{Lowe1995HowDC,
  title={How do carers assess the severity of challenging behaviour? A total population study.},
  author={Kathy Lowe and David Felce},
  journal={Journal of intellectual disability research : JIDR},
  year={1995},
  volume={39 ( Pt 2)},
  pages={117-27}
}
The severity of management problems of 13 types of problem behaviour presented by a total population sample of people with learning disabilities, as reported by their primary carers on eight separate assessments over 5 years, was examined. Three types of residential setting were represented: hospitals, family homes and community houses. The results showed a remarkable consistency in carers' assessments of the severity of management problem posed to them. An association was found between the… CONTINUE READING