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ERIC Number: EJ1156964
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Behavioral Phenotype of ASD Preschoolers with Gastrointestinal Symptoms or Food Selectivity
Prosperi, Margherita; Santocchi, Elisa; Balboni, Giulia; Narzisi, Antonio; Bozza, Margherita; Fulceri, Francesca; Apicella, Fabio; Igliozzi, Roberta; Cosenza, Angela; Tancredi, Raffaella; Calderoni, Sara; Muratori, Filippo
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v47 n11 p3574-3588 Nov 2017
This study investigated the prevalence and type of gastrointestinal (GI) and food selectivity (FS) symptoms in 163 preschoolers with ASD, and their possible links with core ASD features and emotional/behavioural problems. 40.5% of children with ASD had at least one severe GI symptom or FS. Preschoolers with and without GI symptoms and with and without FS were significantly different on several emotional/behavioural problems and restrictive/repetitive behaviours, whereas they did not differ significantly on performance IQ and autistic severity. The GI plus FS group presented with Sleep Problems, Self-injurious Behaviors and Anxiety Problems. Results indicated the need for early identification of GI disturbances and FS in order to design tailored intervention for these symptoms frequently associated to challenging behaviours in ASD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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