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Type: Journal article
Title: Support needs and adaptive behaviors
Author: Harries, J.
Guscia, R.
Kirby, N.
Nettelbeck, T.
Taplin, J.
Citation: American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2005; 110(5):393-404
Publisher: Amer Assoc Mental Retardation
Issue Date: 2005
ISSN: 1944-7515
0895-8017
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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
RMID: 0020050977
DOI: 10.1352/0895-8017(2005)110[393:SNAAB]2.0.CO;2
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