Attitudes of 340 staff members in 120 community living programs for people with mental retardation, mental illness, and dual diagnosis and a comparison sample of 152 community members were assessed using the Community Living Attitudes Scale, a measure of attitudes toward inclusion.
Results showed that community agency supervisory and managerial staff held more favorable attitudes toward community living philosophy.
Community support staff who worked with people who have mental retardation saw that population as less similar to other people than did the comparison sample and were less likely to endorse exclusion of persons with mental retardation than were those in the comparison sample.
Retrospective analyses showed that training in inclusion philosophy was related to more inclusive, empowering attitudes among staff members.
Mots-clés Pascal : Attitude, Arriération mentale, Trouble développement, Trouble psychiatrique, Association morbide, Psychiatrie communautaire, Traitement communautaire, Personnel sanitaire, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Attitude, Mental retardation, Developmental disorder, Mental disorder, Concomitant disease, Community psychiatry, Community treatment, Health staff, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0053749
Code Inist : 002B18H02. Création : 21/05/1997.