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The Effect of Changed Situation, Attention and Training on the Mealtime Behavior of Long-Stay Psychiatric Patients

  • Valerie A. Taylor

Abstract

Among the more deteriorated group of long-stay psychiatric patients, problematic mealtime behaviours are frequently identified and often result in restriction of access to outings or holidays and many contribute to lessening relative-patient contact. Modification of these behaviours could, therefore, have considerable advantages for the patient.

Keywords

Baseline Phase Token Economy Mealtime Behaviour Situational Effect Ward Setting 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Valerie A. Taylor
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  1. 1.Psychology DepartmentLeverndale HospitalGlasgowScotland

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