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dc.contributor.supervisor Martin, Toby (Psychology) en_US
dc.contributor.author Summers, Jessica
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-18T14:57:15Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-18T14:57:15Z
dc.date.issued 2018-08 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2018-08-28T19:50:24Z en
dc.date.submitted 2018-09-17T16:37:14Z en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/33431
dc.description.abstract To be mindful means to be in the moment, focusing on your mind, body and surroundings (Kabat-Zinn, 1990). Mindfulness training programs for caregivers of persons with developmental disabilities can benefit the caregivers and their clients (Singh, Lancioni, Karazsia, Chan, & Winton, 2016). Few studies have reported effects on specific caregiving behaviours. In a multiple-baseline-across-participants experiment, a brief mindfulness training session was evaluated by directly observing: announcement of actions prior to contact with client, looking away from the client or caregiving activity, and making contact at the torso prior to touching an extremity. Participants were three adult female staff (two DSPs and one nurse) and one adult male client. Announcements and torso-before-extremity contact increased and looking away decreased for all staff following the training; not all improvements were maintained over an extended period. Client happiness and unhappiness indicators were measured before and after the training, but no clear effects were observed. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Mindfulness en_US
dc.subject Staff training en_US
dc.subject Developmental disabilities en_US
dc.subject Environmental stimuli en_US
dc.subject Behaviour change en_US
dc.title Does mindfulness training change staff behaviours toward persons with developmental disabilities? en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Psychology en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Temple, Beverley (Nursing) en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Ediger, James (St.Amant) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2018 en_US


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