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Independent use of activity materials by the elderly in a residential setting

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Gallagher, Stephen and Keenan, Mickey (2000) Independent use of activity materials by the elderly in a residential setting. JOURNAL OF APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS, 33 (3). pp. 325-328. [Journal article]

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Abstract

A lottery was implemented to encourage the elderly clients of a residential home to use activity materials any rime they wished, independently of staff intervention and the institutional routine of the home. During baseline, there were minima levels of independent use of activity materials by residents. Various conditions were implemented but only the introduction of a pound 20 lottery prize brought about a significant increase in the frequency of independent use of activity materials. A follow-up suggested that the reinforcing properties of the activity materials themselves eventually maintained the target behavior.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
Research Institutes and Groups:Psychology Research Institute
Psychology Research Institute > Behavioural Neuroscience & Behavioural Analysis
ID Code:1539
Deposited By:Mrs Fiona Harkin
Deposited On:23 Dec 2009 09:14
Last Modified:13 Mar 2012 16:34

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