Sequential analysis reveals a unique structure for self-injurious behavior.

@article{Marion2003SequentialAR,
  title={Sequential analysis reveals a unique structure for self-injurious behavior.},
  author={Sarah Deboard Marion and Paul E. Touchette and Curt A. Sandman},
  journal={American journal of mental retardation : AJMR},
  year={2003},
  volume={108 5},
  pages={301-13}
}
Conditional probability, calculated using sequential analysis techniques in four time conditions (2, 10, 30, and 60 seconds), provided evidence that successive episodes of self-injury were sequentially dependent. This unique distribution of sequential association for self-injurious behavior (SIB) was not related to frequency or rate of occurrence. Compared with other environmental and behavioral events, the best predictor of SIB was an earlier SIB episode, consistent with a contagious… CONTINUE READING