ERIC Number: EJ967907
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
Predictors and Moderators of Parent Training Efficacy in a Sample of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Serious Behavioral Problems
Farmer, Cristan; Lecavalier, Luc; Yu, Sunkyung; Arnold, L. Eugene; McDougle, Christopher J.; Scahill, Lawrence; Handen, Benjamin; Johnson, Cynthia R.; Stigler, Kimberly A.; Bearss, Karen; Swiezy, Naomi B.; Aman, Michael G.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v42 n6 p1037-1044 Jun 2012
The Research Units on Pediatric Psychopharmacology-Autism Network reported additional benefit when adding parent training (PT) to antipsychotic medication in children with autism spectrum disorders and serious behavior problems. The intent-to-treat analyses were rerun with putative predictors and moderators. The "Home Situations Questionnaire" (HSQ) and the Hyperactivity/Noncompliance subscale of the "Aberrant Behavior Checklist" were used as outcome measures. Candidate predictors and moderators included 21 demographics and baseline measures of behavior. Higher baseline HSQ scores predicted greater improvement on the HSQ regardless of treatment assignment, but no other predictors of outcome were observed. None of the variables measured in this study moderated response to PT. Antipsychotic medication plus PT appears to be equally effective for children with a wide range of demographic and behavioral characteristics.
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Autism, Hyperactivity, Predictor Variables, Program Effectiveness, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Parent Education, Children, Drug Therapy, Outcomes of Treatment, Questionnaires, Check Lists, Compliance (Psychology)
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Aberrant Behavior Checklist