Positive Behaviour Support


Evaluation of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)

Many people with intellectual disability present behaviour which challenges services and families. Such behaviour often has serious consequences such as the prescription of long term medication, in-patient admissions and disruption of normal daily activities. Available research suggests that Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is an intervention that can help people with challenging behaviour. The aim of our randomised controlled trial (RCT) is to evaluate the clinical and cost effectiveness of PBS following standardised training of staff in routine clinical practice in community intellectual disability services.

Funding body

This project is funded by the National Institute for Health Research HTA Programme (project number 10/104/13). The study sponsor is University College London (UCL).

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