An Evaluation of the Impact of a One-Day Challenging Behaviour Course on the Knowledge of Health and Social Care Staff Working in Learning Disability Services

McKenzie, Karen, Paxton, Donna, Patrick, Shona, Matheson, Edith and Murray, George (2000) An Evaluation of the Impact of a One-Day Challenging Behaviour Course on the Knowledge of Health and Social Care Staff Working in Learning Disability Services. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 4 (2). pp. 153-165. ISSN 1744-6295

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Abstract

The present study evaluates the impact of a one-day challenging behaviour course on the knowledge of 59 staff (20 health, 20 social care, 19 day care) as compared with a control group (n = 73). The study found that training led to a significant increase in knowledge in the trained group on all factors but one. This was the identification of the main factors important in responding to challenging behaviour. In relation to this, staff appeared to identify only those factors either which would clearly be within their remit or which they would be more likely to use in their daily work, e.g. health staff identifying psychological approaches, day care and residential staff identifying reactive strategies. Gains in knowledge were found to be similar in those groups followed up immediately, 3–6 months and 6–12 months after training. No significant differences in scores between baseline and follow-up were found for the group who had not received training.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: challenging behaviour, evaluation, health and social care, staff training
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Karen Mckenzie
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2014 09:52
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 11:36
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/18162

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