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Restrictive interventions for people with a disability exhibiting challenging behaviours: Analysis of a population database

Webber, L. S., McVilly, K. R., Chan, J.,

Academic Literature

2011

People with an intellectual disability whose behaviours are perceived to be of serious harm to themselves or others are at risk of being subjected to restrictive interventions. The current study reports on the use of chemical and mechanical restraint and seclusion in the State of Victoria, Australia, over a 12-month period. The majority of people included were subjected to chemical restraint. The use of restraint was found to be routine rather than a strategy of last resort. Consistent with findings in the UK and USA, those subjected to restrictive interventions were more likely to be young males with multiple disabilities, including autism. Systemic policy and procedural developments are needed to address current use of restrictive interventions, together with a longitudinal study to evaluate the effectiveness, of alternative, non-restrictive strategies.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Safety and security

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