Title: Continuity and Change in, and Child Predictors of, Caregiver Reported Anxiety Symptoms in Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Follow-Up Study
year: 2017
Journal: J Autism Dev Disord
Volume: 47
Issue: 12
Pages: 3857-3871
date: Dec
ISSN: 1573-3432 (Electronic);0162-3257 (Linking)
Article Number: 28451947
Keywords: Anxiety;Autism spectrum disorder;Child;Longitudinal;Predictors;Symptomatology
Abstract: Little is known about continuity, change and predictors of anxiety in ASD. This follow-up study investigated changes in caregiver-reported anxiety in 54 non-referred youth with ASD after 10-19 months. Earlier child predictors of later anxiety were also examined. Anxiety scores were generally stable. Time 1 ASD repetitive behavior symptoms, but not social/communication symptoms, predicted Time 2 total anxiety scores, over and above child age, gender and adaptive functioning scores, but this predictive relationship was fully mitigated by Time 1 anxiety scores when these were included as a covariate in the regression model. Exploring bi-directionality between autism and anxiety symptomatology, Time 1 anxiety scores did not predict Time 2 ASD symptoms. Preliminary clinical implications and possible future directions are discussed.
Notes: Teh, Elizabeth J;Chan, Diana Mei-En;Tan, Germaine Ke Jia;Magiati, Iliana;eng;2017/04/30 06:00;J Autism Dev Disord. 2017 Dec;47(12):3857-3871. doi: 10.1007/s10803-017-3136-y.
URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28451947;https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs10803-017-3136-y.pdf
URI: https://open-access.imh.com.sg/handle/123456789/5197
Authors Address: Department of Psychology, National University of Singapore, #02-24, Block AS4, 9 Arts Link, 117570, Singapore, Singapore.;Autism Resource Centre, Singapore, Singapore.;Response Early Intervention and Assessment in Community (REACH) North Mental Health Team, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore, Singapore.;Department of Psychology, National University of Singapore, #02-24, Block AS4, 9 Arts Link, 117570, Singapore, Singapore. psyim@nus.edu.sg.
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