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|Title:||Support needs and adaptive behaviors|
|Citation:||American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2005; 110(5):393-404|
|Publisher:||Amer Assoc Mental Retardation|
|Julia Harries, Roma Guscia, Neil Kirby, Ted Nettelbeck, and John Taplin|
|Abstract:||We used a prepublication version of the Supports Intensity Scale (SIS), the Adaptive Behavior Scale–Residential and Community, and the Inventory for Client and Agency Planning to examine the relationship between support needs and adaptive behavior for 80 people with intellectual disabilities. Dimensionality of the SIS Support Needs Scale (Section 1) was examined in reference to the three areas of conceptual, social, and practical skills reported by the American Association on Mental Retardation as comprising the adaptive behavior construct. Factor analysis of the adaptive behavior subscales and SIS Support Need Scale offered support for measurement of a common underlying construct. When considered in terms of the three adaptive behavior skill areas, this construct related predominantly to conceptual skills.|
|Keywords:||Humans; Adaptation, Psychological; Social Behavior; Mental Disorders; Social Support; Adult; Aged; Middle Aged; Health Services Needs and Demand; Female; Male; Intellectual Disability|
|Description:||Copyright © 2005 American Association on Mental Retardation|
|Appears in Collections:||Psychology publications|
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