The feasibility of psychomotor therapy in acute mental health services for adults with intellectual disability

Kay, Joshua J and Clegg, Jennifer A. and Emck, Claudia and Standen, Penny J. (2016) The feasibility of psychomotor therapy in acute mental health services for adults with intellectual disability. Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability, 41 (1). pp. 54-60. ISSN 1469-9532

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Abstract

Background. Psychomotor therapy enables people to reflect on the relationship between experiences and feelings by starting from awareness of bodily responses rather than from awareness of emotion. In this study we examine PsyMot (ID), an assessment that directs this psychological therapy.

Method. Twelve suitable consecutive admissions were recruited from a specialist intellectual disability (ID) assessment and treatment unit for adults. Video-recordings of PsyMot (ID) allowed assessment of interrater reliability (IRR). Treatment goals indicated by PsyMot (ID) were addressed using psychomotor therapy as part of a comprehensive program of interventions.

Results. Psychomotor therapy was both feasible and popular with patients who participated without any adverse effects. Nine patients completed PsyMot (ID). IRR of the treatment goals identified by all 3 raters was good to excellent in 81% cases, but there were discrepancies for individual items.

Conclusions. PsyMot (ID) and psychomotor therapy is feasible within this context, and enriched the clinical team's formulation. Further studies of reliability and efficacy should be undertaken.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability on 18/10/2015, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.3109/13668250.2015.1094037.
Keywords: intellectual disability, mental health, challenging behaviour, psychological therapy, psychomotor therapy, assessment
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine > Division of Rehabilitation and Ageing
University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine
Identification Number: 10.3109/13668250.2015.1094037
Depositing User: Dziunka, Patricia
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2017 10:56
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2017 05:00
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/41279

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