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ERIC Number: EJ1179147
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Is Older Age Associated with Higher Self- and Other-Rated ASD Characteristics?
Lever, Anne G.; Geurts, Hilde M.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v48 n6 p2038-2051 Jun 2018
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) characteristics seem to abate over time, but whether this protracts until late adulthood is largely unknown. We cross-sectionally investigated self- and other-reported ASD characteristics of adults with (ASD: N[subscript max-self] = 237, N[subscript max-other] = 130) and without ASD (COM: N[subscript max-self] = 198, N[subscript max-other] = 148) aged 19-79 years. Within the ASD group, self-reported ASD characteristics, and sensory sensitivities were highest in middle adulthood, while age was not associated to empathy. Sex differences were also found. However, age-and sex-related differences were not revealed by others and self- and other-report were poorly concordant. These results show that ASD characteristics in adulthood are differently perceived across age, sex, and informants and suggest that it is important to repeatedly assess self-reported ASD characteristics during adulthood.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
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