Systematic Review of Restraint Interventions for Challenging Behaviour among Persons with Intellectual Disabilities: Focus on Experiences

 

 

Mieke Heyvaert, Lore Saenen, Bea Maes, Patrick Onghena

Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities

10 MAR 2014

DOI: 10.1111/jar.12095

 

 

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jar.12095/abstract

 

Background

This article is the second in a two-part series. Heyvaert et al. focused on the effectiveness of restraint interventions (RIs) for reducing challenging behaviour among persons with intellectual disabilities) in the first article. In this second article, Heyvaert et al. focus on experiences with RIs for challenging behaviour among people with intellectual disabilities.

Methods

A mixed methods research synthesis involving statistical meta-analysis and qualitative meta-synthesis techniques was applied to synthesize 76 retrieved articles. This second article reports on the qualitative meta-synthesis of 17 articles on experiences with RIs for challenging behaviour among people with intellectual disabilities.

Results

The 17 included articles report on important variables relating to the persons receiving RIs, to the persons giving RIs and to their interactions and relationship, as well as variables situated at the meso- and macro-level.

Conclusions

The developed model can assist in reflecting on and improving of current RI practices among people with intellectual disabilities.