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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Abstract

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
Volume96
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Rehabilitation
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Health Professions(all)

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Burd, L., Fisher, W., Vesely, B. N., Williams, M., Kerbeshian, J., & Leech, C. (1991). Prevalence of psychoactive drug use among North Dakota group home residents. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 96(2), 119-126.