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ERIC Number: EJ1073006
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Poverty and the Growth of Emotional and Conduct Problems in Children with Autism with and without Comorbid ADHD
Flouri, Eirini; Midouhas, Emily; Charman, Tony; Sarmadi, Zahra
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n9 p2928-2938 Sep 2015
We investigated the longitudinal relationship between socio-economic disadvantage (SED) and trajectories of emotional and conduct problems among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who had comorbid attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; ASD + ADHD) or not (ASD-DHD). The sample was 209 children with ASD who took part in the UK's Millennium Cohort Study. Trajectories of problems across ages 3, 5 and 7 years were analyzed using growth curve models. The ASD-ADHD group decreased in conduct problems over time but the ASD + ADHD group continued on a high trajectory. Although SED was not a risk factor for ASD + ADHD, it was associated with elevated emotional problems among children with ASD + ADHD. This effect of SED on emotional problems was not attenuated by parenting or peer problems.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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