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Relationship between the housing facility type of aging persons who are developmentally disabled and their activities

Education & Training in Mental Retardation

Author: Chornoboy, E. G., Harvey, C. D.
Year: 1988
Type: Journal Article

Abstract:

Investigated the relationship between housing facility type and activities of 20 male and 9 female aging persons who were developmentally disabled in rural Manitoba, Canada. Of 30 activities, residents of senior citizen facilities performed more overall and sedentary activities more frequently than those who lived in foster homes, community residences, familial homes, or in independent living situations. Those who had rooms located off the main floor of the facility spent more time at overall and sedentary activities than those whose rooms were on the main floor. Those who received one-to-one training reported more activities overall. Females performed more overall activities and more active ones, and females did active activities more frequently. Human behaviors in the facility were as important as facility type in determining activity patterns.

Further Details

Pages 147-155
Volume 23
Issue 2
Accession Number 28.3.03
Keywords North America, older, mobility

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