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dc.contributor.authorLeader, Geraldine
dc.contributor.authorFrancis, Kady
dc.contributor.authorMannion, Arlene
dc.contributor.authorChen, June
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-14T07:48:43Z
dc.date.issued2018-03-22
dc.identifier.citationLeader, Geraldine, Francis, Kady, Mannion, Arlene, & Chen, June. (2018). Toileting Problems in Children and Adolescents with Parent-Reported Diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 30(3), 307-327. doi: 10.1007/s10882-018-9587-zen_IE
dc.identifier.issn1056-263X
dc.identifier.issn1573-3580
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/7400
dc.description.abstractThe current study investigated toileting problems in one hundred and twenty-seven children and adolescents with parent-reported diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder. Toileting refers to the accomplishment of various unprompted behaviors, including recognising the need to go to the toilet, and waiting before eliminating. The relationship between toileting problems and age, gender, intellectual disability, gastrointestinal symptoms, sleep problems, comorbid psychopathology, quality of life, and adaptive functioning were examined using parent-report questionnaires. The most common toileting problems were, "Does not independently perform most self-help tasks", "Has toilet accidents during the day", and "Parent/caregiver notices smears in underwear". Gender, presence of intellectual disability, gastrointestinal symptoms, and comorbid psychopathology were significant predictors of toileting problems in this study. The gastrointestinal symptoms of constipation and bloating were found to be significant predictors of toileting difficulties. Specifically, constipation predicted accidents and physical problems associated with toileting, and bloating predicted social/emotional factors and physical problems. A small negative correlation was observed between total toileting problems and total health related quality of life. An increase in physical toileting difficulties was associated with lower quality of life.en_IE
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dc.publisherSpringeren_IE
dc.relation.ispartofJournal Of Developmental And Physical Disabilitiesen
dc.subjectQUALITY-OF-LIFEen_IE
dc.subjectSELF-INJURIOUS-BEHAVIORen_IE
dc.subjectDAILY LIVING SKILLSen_IE
dc.subjectGASTROINTESTINAL SYMPTOMSen_IE
dc.subjectISSUES POTIen_IE
dc.subjectINTELLECTUAL DISABILITIESen_IE
dc.subjectPSYCHOLOGICAL DIFFERENCESen_IE
dc.subjectSLEEP PROBLEMSen_IE
dc.subjectINDIVIDUALSen_IE
dc.subjectENCOPRESISen_IE
dc.subjectAutism spectrum disorderen_IE
dc.subjectToileting problemsen_IE
dc.subjectEnuresisen_IE
dc.subjectEncopresisen_IE
dc.subjectComorbidityen_IE
dc.titleToileting problems in children and adolescents with parent-reported diagnoses of autism spectrum disorderen_IE
dc.typeArticleen_IE
dc.date.updated2018-06-13T13:18:19Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10882-018-9587-z
dc.local.publishedsourcehttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10882-018-9587-zen_IE
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
dc.description.embargo2019-03-22
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dc.local.contactGeraldine Leader, School Of Psychology, Room 1048, Arts Millennium Building, Nui Galway. 3434 Email: geraldine.leader@nuigalway.ie
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