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dc.contributor.authorMannion, Arlene
dc.contributor.authorLeader, Geraldine
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-05T12:08:29Z
dc.date.available2021-01-05T12:08:29Z
dc.date.issued2015-11-26
dc.identifier.citationMannion, Arlene, & Leader, Geraldine. (2016). An investigation of comorbid psychological disorders, sleep problems, gastrointestinal symptoms and epilepsy in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder: A two year follow-up. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 22, 20-33. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rasd.2015.11.002en_IE
dc.identifier.issn1750-9467
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/16405
dc.description.abstractResearch has recently focused on studying comorbidity in the autism spectrum but little research has been conducted on follow-up studies or conducting longitudinal research into these conditions. 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. The current study is a follow-up study conducted two years later with 56 participants. Age, gender, level of intellectual disability, presence of epilepsy, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) and an anxiety disorder were assessed, along with administering the Autism Spectrum Disorder-Comorbid for Children (ASD-CC), the Children's Sleep Habits Questionnaire (CSHQ) and Gastrointestinal Symptom Inventory. The aim of the study was to determine if comorbid symptoms changed over time. An additional aim was to explore if there is a relationship between family medical history and history of autoimmune diseases, and child comorbid conditions. Sleep problems persisted in 91.5% of participants. Gastrointestinal symptoms persisted in 84.4% of participants. There was a significant difference between over-eating at baseline and at two-year follow-up, where over-eating became more severe over time. It was found that 92.9% of participants presented with a family history of autoimmune disease. The most common autoimmune diseases were osteoarthritis, psoriasis and hypothyroidism. The associations between familial autoimmune diseases and child comorbid conditions are discussed in the study. (C) 2015 Published by Elsevier Ltd.en
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dc.publisherElsevieren_IE
dc.relation.ispartofResearch In Autism Spectrum Disordersen
dc.subject
dc.subjectComorbidity
dc.subjectAutism spectrum disorder
dc.subjectFollow-up
dc.subjectComorbid psychopathology
dc.subjectSleep problems
dc.subjectGastrointestinal symptoms
dc.subjectAutoimmune diseases
dc.subjectEpilepsy
dc.subjectAUTOIMMUNE-DISEASES
dc.subjectHABITS QUESTIONNAIRE
dc.subjectRISK-FACTORS
dc.subjectPSYCHOPATHOLOGY
dc.subjectASSOCIATION
dc.subjectPREVALENCE
dc.subjectANXIETY
dc.subjectINDIVIDUALS
dc.subjectPREDICTORS
dc.subjectCHILDHOOD
dc.titleAn investigation of comorbid psychological disorders, sleep problems, gastrointestinal symptoms and epilepsy in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder: A two year follow-upen_IE
dc.typeArticleen_IE
dc.date.updated2020-12-16T13:11:12Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.rasd.2015.11.002
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
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dc.local.contactGeraldine Leader, Dept. Of Psychology, Room 203, St. Anthony'S, Nui Galway. 3434 Email: geraldine.leader@nuigalway.ie
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