Title

Choice assessment in residential settings.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

V. Mark Durand

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1995

Date Issued

1995-01-01

Date Available

2013-04-25

ISSN

1056-263X

Abstract

The availability of choice has been suggested as an important aspect of quality of life for persons with severe handicaps. However, the psychometric properties of proposed methods of measuring choice have not been fully assessed. The present study introduces the Resident Choice Assessment Scale, a measure designed to assess daily choices available to persons with severe handicaps. Results indicated the instrument to be reliable across raters and time, and to distinguish choice availability across developmental center, nursing home, and group home settings. The scale may be useful for determining the restrictiveness of a living environment for purposes of modification and as a dependent measure for future research.

Comments

Abstract only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 7, 203-213. doi: 10.1007/BF02585425. Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.

Language

en_US

Publisher

Springer

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