Till sidans topp

Sidansvarig: Webbredaktion
Sidan uppdaterades: 2012-09-11 15:12

Tipsa en vän
Utskriftsversion

The functional impact of … - Göteborgs universitet Till startsida
Webbkarta
Till innehåll Läs mer om hur kakor används på gu.se

The functional impact of cognition in adults with autism spectrum disorders

Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift
Författare Johan Nyrenius
Eva Billstedt
Publicerad i Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
Sidor 6
ISSN 0803-9488
Publiceringsår 2019
Publicerad vid Institutionen för neurovetenskap och fysiologi, sektionen för psykiatri och neurokemi
Sidor 6
Språk en
Länkar dx.doi.org/10.1080/08039488.2019.16...
Ämnesord Neurodevelopmental disorders, autism spectrum disorder, adaptive, behaviour, executive function, cognitive ability, adaptive-behavior, executive functions, individuals, adolescence, children, plus, Psychiatry
Ämneskategorier Psykiatri

Sammanfattning

Purpose and aim: The overall aim of this study was to examine the relationship between adaptive function and cognitive factors in young adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in adult age. Methods: The study included 30 adults (age 18-30) diagnosed with ASD in adulthood. All participants were clinically referred to an adult psychiatric clinic for assessment. Adaptive functioning was measured with Adaptive Behavior Assessment System - 2nd edition (parent version). Wechsler scales of intelligence and Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System were used to measure intelligence and executive function. Results: We found considerable adaptive functioning deficits regardless of Full Scale Intelligence Quotient (FSIQ) level. FSIQ, working memory and processing speed were positively associated with adaptive functioning. No associations were found between adaptive functioning and cognitive flexibility, inhibition, word generation or shifting. Regression analysis showed that working memory and processing speed predicted 23% of the variance in adaptive functioning in this group. Conclusions: The results suggest that cognitive dysfunction could be an important area for intervention to improve adaptive functioning in ASD. years) diagnosed with ASD in adult age. We found considerable adaptive functioning deficits regardless of IQ level. IQ, working memory and processing speed were positively associated with adaptive functioning. No association was found between adaptive functioning and cognitive flexibility, inhibition, word generation or shifting. Our results suggest that working memory and processing speed predict 23% of the variance in adaptive functioning in this group. The results suggest that cognitive dysfunction could be an important area for targeted support in the ASD group.

Sidansvarig: Webbredaktion|Sidan uppdaterades: 2012-09-11
Dela:

På Göteborgs universitet använder vi kakor (cookies) för att webbplatsen ska fungera på ett bra sätt för dig. Genom att surfa vidare godkänner du att vi använder kakor.  Vad är kakor?