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ERIC Number: EJ1073024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Influence of Autism Traits and Executive Functioning on Quality of Life in Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
de Vries, Marieke; Geurts, Hilde
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n9 p2734-2743 Sep 2015
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) often experience a low Quality of Life (QoL). We studied if IQ, early language development, current autism traits, and daily Executive Functions (EFs) are related to QoL in children (aged 8-12 years) with ASD (N = 120) and typically developing (TD) children (N = 76). Children with ASD showed a lower QoL than TD children. This lower QoL was related to higher levels of autism traits and EF deficits. Moreover, specific autism traits and EFs were related to specific QoL subdomains. The low QoL and the aggravating effects of autism traits and EF deficits indicate a potential to identify and target such factors in treatment to improve QoL.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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