Confirmed abuse cases in public residential facilities for persons with mental retardation : A multi-state study.
Data regarding cases of confirmed abuse or neglect in large state-operated facilities in 6 states were collected and analyzed.
Neglect and physical abuse were the most common abuse types.
Incidents occurred more frequently on the afternoon-early evening shift, particularly between 3 and 6 p.m., and more frequently in residential than in nonresidential areas.
In-transit activities were found to be relatively risky.
The major risk factors for victims were mal-adaptive behavior and previous abuse victimization.
Staff perpetrators were more likely to be males, assigned to the afternoon shift, newer employees, and previous perpetrators.
Abuse reporters tended to be newer employees, and the likelihood of reporting abuse was increased by recent related inservice.
The findings should assist administrators in focusing abuse prevention efforts.
Mots-clés Pascal : Arriération mentale, Relation soignant soigné, Violence, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Déficience intellectuelle, Trouble développement, Négligence
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mental retardation, Health staff patient relation, Violence, Health staff, Human, Intellectual deficiency, Developmental disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0116153
Code Inist : 002B18H04. Création : 16/11/1999.