A comparison of challenging behaviour in an adult group with Down's syndrome and dementia compared with an adult Down's syndrome group without dementia

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/97933
Title:
A comparison of challenging behaviour in an adult group with Down's syndrome and dementia compared with an adult Down's syndrome group without dementia
Authors:
Huxley, A. (Adam); van Schaik, P. (Paul) ( 0000-0001-5322-6554 ) ; Witts, P. (Paul)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. Department of Clinical Psychology.
Citation:
Huxley, A., van Schaik, P. and Witts, P. (2005) 'A comparison of challenging behaviour in an adult group with Down's syndrome and dementia compared with an adult Down's syndrome group without dementia', British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 3(4), pp.188-193.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Journal:
British Journal of Learning Disabilities
Issue Date:
Dec-2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/97933
DOI:
10.1111/j.1468-3156.2005.00323.x
Abstract:
This study investigated the frequency and severity of challenging behaviour in adults with Down’s syndrome with and without signs of dementia. Care staff were interviewed using the Aberrant Behaviour Checklist-Community version (M.G. Aman & N.N. Singh, Slosson, East Aurora, NY, 1994), to investigate the frequency and severity of challenging behaviour. Individuals’ ‘dementia status’ was assessed by using the Dementia Scale for Down’s syndrome (Gedye Research and Consulting, Vancouver, 1995). The results showed that the dementia group displayed more frequent and severe forms of challenging behaviour than the nondementia group. The difference in reported levels of challenging behaviour of both groups with the general learning disabilities population was not considered to be clinically significant and levels fell predominantly within the ‘normal range’. The findings of this study suggest that frequent and severe forms of challenging behaviour in adults with Down’s syndrome is more likely to be a behavioural symptom associated with the onset of a dementing illness and not due to normal ageing alone.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
dementia; Down Syndrome; assessment; challenging behaviour
ISSN:
1354-4187; 1468-3156
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 05/05/2010]
Citation Count:
No citation information available on Web of Science or Scopus

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dc.contributor.authorHuxley, A. (Adam)en
dc.contributor.authorvan Schaik, P. (Paul)en
dc.contributor.authorWitts, P. (Paul)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-05T07:55:36Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-05T07:55:36Z-
dc.date.issued2005-12-
dc.identifier.citationBritish Journal of Learning Disabilities; 3(4):188-193en
dc.identifier.issn1354-4187-
dc.identifier.issn1468-3156-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1468-3156.2005.00323.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/97933-
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated the frequency and severity of challenging behaviour in adults with Down’s syndrome with and without signs of dementia. Care staff were interviewed using the Aberrant Behaviour Checklist-Community version (M.G. Aman & N.N. Singh, Slosson, East Aurora, NY, 1994), to investigate the frequency and severity of challenging behaviour. Individuals’ ‘dementia status’ was assessed by using the Dementia Scale for Down’s syndrome (Gedye Research and Consulting, Vancouver, 1995). The results showed that the dementia group displayed more frequent and severe forms of challenging behaviour than the nondementia group. The difference in reported levels of challenging behaviour of both groups with the general learning disabilities population was not considered to be clinically significant and levels fell predominantly within the ‘normal range’. The findings of this study suggest that frequent and severe forms of challenging behaviour in adults with Down’s syndrome is more likely to be a behavioural symptom associated with the onset of a dementing illness and not due to normal ageing alone.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 05/05/2010]en
dc.subjectdementiaen
dc.subjectDown Syndromeen
dc.subjectassessmenten
dc.subjectchallenging behaviouren
dc.titleA comparison of challenging behaviour in an adult group with Down's syndrome and dementia compared with an adult Down's syndrome group without dementiaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. Department of Clinical Psychology.en
dc.identifier.journalBritish Journal of Learning Disabilitiesen
ref.citationcountNo citation information available on Web of Science or Scopusen
or.citation.harvardHuxley, A., van Schaik, P. and Witts, P. (2005) 'A comparison of challenging behaviour in an adult group with Down's syndrome and dementia compared with an adult Down's syndrome group without dementia', British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 3(4), pp.188-193.en
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