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Behavior problems, psychiatric symptoms, and quality of life for older adults with intellectual disability with and without autism

Totsika, Vasiliki, Felce, David John, Kerr, Michael Patrick and Hastings, Richard P. 2010. Behavior problems, psychiatric symptoms, and quality of life for older adults with intellectual disability with and without autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 40 (10) , pp. 1171-1178. 10.1007/s10803-010-0975-1

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Abstract

The evidence base on outcomes associated with autism in older adulthood is limited. The expected increase in the prevalence of older adults with autism highlights the need to describe their profiles and service needs. Adults 50 years or older with an intellectual disability (ID) and the triad of impairments characteristic of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) were compared to peers with ID only, and younger adults with ASD and ID. After accounting for ability differences, older adults with ASD did not differ from those with ID in terms of behavior problems, psychiatric disorder, and quality of life. Any differences in the skills of adults with ASD were associated with decreased adaptive skills, and not the presence of ASD per se.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Uncontrolled Keywords: older adults, autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disability, ageing
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 0162-3257
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2017 02:16
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/23321

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