An analysis of the predictors of comorbid psychopathology, gastrointestinal symptoms and epilepsy in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559467
Title:
An analysis of the predictors of comorbid psychopathology, gastrointestinal symptoms and epilepsy in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder.
Authors:
Mannion, Arlene; Leader, Geraldine
Publisher:
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Journal:
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Issue Date:
Dec-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559467
Additional Links:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1750946713001980
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Mannion, Leader and Healy (2013) examined the frequency of comorbid disorders in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder and the predictors of sleep problems. This study will examine the predictors of comorbidity in the 89 participants. Age, gender, level of intellectual disability, presence of epilepsy, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) and an anxiety disorder were determined using a self-constructed demographic questionnaire. The Autism Spectrum Disorder- Comorbid for Children (ASD-CC) was administered to informants to assess symptoms of comorbid psychopathology. The Children’s Sleep Habits Questionnaire (CSHQ) and Gastrointestinal symptom inventory were administered to assess sleep problems and gastrointestinal symptoms respectively. Sleep problems predicted gastrointestinal symptoms. Level of intellectual disability predicted gastrointestinal symptoms. Specifically, those with no intellectual disability were more likely to present with gastrointestinal symptoms. Gastrointestinal symptoms in turn predicted total comorbid psychopathology score and the individual subscales of worry/depressed, avoidant behavior, conduct behavior and tantrum behavior on the ASD-CC. Gender and ASD-CC total score predicted an individual having an anxiety disorder. Specifically, being male predicted an anxiety disorder. The ASD-CC subscales of worry/depressed and avoidant behavior predicted an anxiety disorder. The implications of these findings are discussed in the study.
Keywords:
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER; COMORBIDITY; GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS; EPILEPSY

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMannion, Arleneen
dc.contributor.authorLeader, Geraldineen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-10T09:53:59Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-10T09:53:59Zen
dc.date.issued2013-12en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559467en
dc.descriptionMannion, Leader and Healy (2013) examined the frequency of comorbid disorders in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder and the predictors of sleep problems. This study will examine the predictors of comorbidity in the 89 participants. Age, gender, level of intellectual disability, presence of epilepsy, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) and an anxiety disorder were determined using a self-constructed demographic questionnaire. The Autism Spectrum Disorder- Comorbid for Children (ASD-CC) was administered to informants to assess symptoms of comorbid psychopathology. The Children’s Sleep Habits Questionnaire (CSHQ) and Gastrointestinal symptom inventory were administered to assess sleep problems and gastrointestinal symptoms respectively. Sleep problems predicted gastrointestinal symptoms. Level of intellectual disability predicted gastrointestinal symptoms. Specifically, those with no intellectual disability were more likely to present with gastrointestinal symptoms. Gastrointestinal symptoms in turn predicted total comorbid psychopathology score and the individual subscales of worry/depressed, avoidant behavior, conduct behavior and tantrum behavior on the ASD-CC. Gender and ASD-CC total score predicted an individual having an anxiety disorder. Specifically, being male predicted an anxiety disorder. The ASD-CC subscales of worry/depressed and avoidant behavior predicted an anxiety disorder. The implications of these findings are discussed in the study.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherResearch in Autism Spectrum Disordersen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1750946713001980en
dc.subjectAUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERen
dc.subjectCOMORBIDITYen
dc.subjectGASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERSen
dc.subjectEPILEPSYen
dc.titleAn analysis of the predictors of comorbid psychopathology, gastrointestinal symptoms and epilepsy in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalResearch in Autism Spectrum Disordersen
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