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Association between autism symptoms and family functioning in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a community-based study

Green, Jessica L., Rinehart, Nicole, Anderson, Vicki, Efron, Daryl, Nicholson, Jan M., Jongeling, Brad, Hazell, Philip and Sciberras, Emma 2016, Association between autism symptoms and family functioning in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a community-based study, European child & adolescent psychiatry, vol. 25, no. 12, pp. 1307-1218, doi: 10.1007/s00787-016-0861-2.

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Title Association between autism symptoms and family functioning in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a community-based study
Author(s) Green, Jessica L.
Rinehart, NicoleORCID iD for Rinehart, Nicole orcid.org/0000-0001-6109-3958
Anderson, Vicki
Efron, Daryl
Nicholson, Jan M.
Jongeling, Brad
Hazell, Philip
Sciberras, EmmaORCID iD for Sciberras, Emma orcid.org/0000-0003-2812-303X
Journal name European child & adolescent psychiatry
Volume number 25
Issue number 12
Start page 1307
End page 1218
Total pages 12
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Berlin, Germany
Publication date 2016-12
ISSN 1018-8827
1435-165X
Keyword(s) attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
autism spectrum disorder
family functioning
Summary Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) symptoms are elevated in populations of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This study examined cross-sectional associations between ASD symptoms and family functioning in children with and without ADHD. Participants were recruited to a longitudinal cohort study, aged 6-10 years (164 ADHD; 198 controls). ADHD cases were ascertained using community-based screening and diagnostic confirmation from a diagnostic interview. ASD symptoms were measured using the Social Communication Questionnaire. Outcome variables were parent mental health, family quality of life (FQoL), couple conflict and support, and parenting behaviours. After adjustment for a range of child and family factors (including other mental health comorbidities), higher ASD symptoms were associated with poorer FQoL across all three domains; emotional impact (p = 0.008), family impact (p = 0.001) and time impact (p = 0.003). In adjusted analyses by subgroup, parents of children with ADHD+ASD had poorer parent self-efficacy (p = 0.01), poorer FQoL (p ≤ 0.05), with weak evidence of an association for less couple support (p = 0.06), compared to parents of children with ADHD only. Inspection of covariates in the adjusted analyses indicated that the association between ASD symptoms and most family functioning measures was accounted forby child internalising and externalising disorders, ADHD severity, and socioeconomic status; however, ASD symptoms appear to be independently associated with poorer FQoL in children with ADHD. The presence of ASD symptoms in children with ADHD may signal the need for enhanced family support.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s00787-016-0861-2
Field of Research 179999 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
1103 Clinical Sciences
1701 Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30084228

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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