Hong Kong Med J 2007;13(Suppl 1):S28-31
An evaluation of the clinical effectiveness of a multisensory therapy on individuals with learning disability
SWC Chan, WT Chien, MYF To
The Nethersole School of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
1. Multisensory therapy (MST) was not superior to activity sessions in reducing problem behaviours; MST did not improve discharge rate or reduce medication use.
2. Key environmental variables in the MST that influence behaviour may be related to reliability, predictability, relaxation, freedom from demand, and the relationship with the therapist. Clients’ problem behaviour might be reduced if these variables are constantly presented in the ward environment.