Prediction and control of wandering behavior : simulating natural contingencies of control

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dc.contributor.advisor Meunier, Gary F. en_US
dc.contributor.author Holmes, Thomas R. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:34:08Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:34:08Z
dc.date.created 1986 en_US
dc.date.issued 1986
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1986 .H656 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/183189
dc.description.abstract This study investigated the effects of an intervention designed to reduce the wandering of an 80 year old female resident of a long term care facility. A behavioral analysis of natural contingencies which maintained behaviors incompatible with wandering was conducted and the data from this analysis used to develop an intervention. The intervention simulated a dining room table and coffee break which naturally maintained sitting. An ABAC design revealed that this intervention was functionally related to a reduction in the proportion of a twenty minute interval spent wandering. The discussion focuses on possible causes of wandering and future directions for establishing a behavioral technology to control wandering.
dc.format.extent ii, 27 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Older people -- Institutional care. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Aging -- Psychological aspects. en_US
dc.title Prediction and control of wandering behavior : simulating natural contingencies of control en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/472941 en_US


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