Prevalence of psychoactive drug use among North Dakota group home residents

L. Burd, W. Fisher, B. N. Vesely, M. Williams, J. Kerbeshian, C. Leech

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To determine the prevalence of psychoactive medication usage among persons with mental retardation residing in community settings in the state of North Dakota, we sent a questionnaire to all group homes serving persons with developmental disabilities. The return rate was 97%. Psychoactive medications were used by 37% of residents represented. Results were discussed in relation to previous studies that have primarily involved institutionalized populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-126
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal on Mental Retardation
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Rehabilitation
  • General Health Professions
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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