- Somatic conditions & challenging behaviour
- Model for analysis of challenging behaviour
- Top 70 somatic conditions
About this tool
This tool was created for treatment teams, trying to explain challenging behaviour in clients with intellectual disabilities.
You can use this tool:
- to conduct a multifactorial analysis of challenging behaviour
- to discuss challenging behaviour from a multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary perspective
- for information on the various factors used in a multifactorial analysis
- for information about challenging behaviour in people with intellectual disabilities
- to search the top 70 of somatic conditions by client symptoms/complaints
- to search the top 70 of somatic conditions by condition
- for information about specific somatic conditions
- to explore what symptoms/complaints are associated with a specific somatic condition
- for information on the prevalence of a specific somatic condition in the general population
- for information on the prevalence of a specific somatic condition in people with intellectual disabilities
Doctors and behaviour experts can use this tool as a support when informing clients, parents, representatives and carers of people with intellectual disabilities before, during and after consultations.
This tool can be used as a support tool for establishing observation schedules targeting client symptoms and conditions.
How do I find information on the tool?
You can search the site in three ways:
1. alphabetically, using the letter bar
2. by using keywords
3. by images
What does this tool offer?
Each section in the Multifactorial Analysis of Challenging Behaviour begins with a brief summary. For more information, you can click on the link for a text with further details. If you click again, the top 70 of somatic conditions can provide answers to questions such as:
- What is the specific condition?
- What are the symptoms/complaints associated with the condition?
- How common is the condition in the general population?
- How common is the condition in people with intellectual disabilities?
References to literature and/or websites will often be included. These can be consulted when more background information is needed.
Who is responsible for this tool?
This tool is an initiative of CCE, Centre for Consultation and Expertise.
You can turn to CCE for expertise concerning severe challenging behaviour in people with a disorder or a permanent disability, who need long-term professional care and support.
CCE focuses on the most complex care questions: those that care professionals cannot resolve and that have a serious impact on a client's quality of life. With our expertise, professionals and care organizations can better understand existing challenging behaviour and prevent future challenging behaviour.
The information in this tool has been compiled by combining current medical knowledge with expertise acquired during consultations. CCE regularly reviews and revises the tool to keep it up to date.
Who writes and reviews this tool?
The tool was compiled by a project group in collaboration with Channa de Winter, a physician specialized in the care of people with intellectual disabilities:
- Rutger Clarijs, CCE coordinator, behaviour expert
- Anouschka Jansen, CCE coordinator, behaviour expert and project leader
- Anja Jansen, CCE coordinator, behaviour expert
- Hester Tilstra, CCE coordinator, behaviour expert
- Josje Thijssen, physician for people with intellectual disabilities (ID Physician)