Resident functional and personal characteristics (e.g., gender, race, age, and level of mental retardation), placement histories, and projected placements of a nationally representative sample of 336 persons with mental retardation living in a total of 181 small, specialized foster care homes and group homes with 6 or fewer residents were compared.
In addition, the extent to which resident characteristics differentiate between persons placed in specialized foster care homes or small group homes was assessed.
Results indicate that there are some differences in resident characteristics across facility type, including communication and toileting skills, age, and mobility.
Overall, results showed that small foster and group homes successfully serve a variety of people and that placement generally last for several years.
Mots-clés Pascal : Institution spécialisée, Communauté thérapeutique, Arriération mentale, Enquête, Organisation hospitalière, Organisation santé, Santé mentale, Etude comparative, Homme, Placement, Relation soignant soigné
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Specialized institution, Therapeutic community, Mental retardation, Inquiry, Hospital organization, Public health organization, Mental health, Comparative study, Human, Health staff patient relation
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0198326
Code Inist : 002B18H05. Création : 199406.