TEACHING MENSTRUAL CARE TO MENTALLY RETARDED WOMEN: ACQUISITION, GENERALIZATION, AND MAINTENANCE

Gina S. Richman, Maxin L. Reiss, Kenneth E. Bauman, Jon S. Bailey

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Abstract

We evaluated a training package designed to teach menstrual care skills to five mild to severely mentally retarded women. Three specific skill areas (changing stained underwear; sanitary napkin; and both stained underwear and sanitary napkin) were task analyzed and taught in a sequential manner. Results of a multiple‐baseline design across women indicated that the training package was successful in teaching these skills; the women continued to perform the skills during naturally occurring menses up to 5 months following termination of the study. 1984 Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)441-451
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1984

Keywords

  • menstrual care
  • mental retardation
  • multiple baseline
  • self‐care
  • task analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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