Caring for the Most Vulnerable: A Model for Managing Maladaptive Behavior in Children with Mental Special Needs During the COVID-19 Pandemic.


Dursun O. B. , Turan B., Gulsen M., Karayagmurlu A. , Tugce Mustan A., Kutlu A., ...More

Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/tmj.2020.0380
  • Title of Journal : Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association

Abstract

Background: This article presents the results of a comprehensive national model developed for managing maladaptive behaviors (MBs) in children with mental special needs (CMSNs) during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic that combines telehealth-based Applied Behavioral Analyses, psychiatric interventions, and support from local psychosocial teams. This study aims to determine the effectiveness of a system that combined telehealth applications with local psychosocial support teams, allowing services from video calls to emergency interventions.