elopement occurrence

elopement occurrence

a nursing outcome from the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) defined as the number of times in the past 24 hours/1 week/1 month (select one) that an individual with a cognitive impairment escapes a secure area. See also Nursing Outcomes Classification.
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Led by researchers from the Interactive Autism Network (IAN), the nation's largest online autism research initiative and a project of the Kennedy Krieger Institute, this study provides the most comprehensive estimate of elopement occurrence in a United States community-based sample of more than 1,200 children with ASD.