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ERIC Number: EJ995486
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1931-5864
Challenging Behaviors in Adults with Intellectual Disability: The Effects of Race and Autism Spectrum Disorders
Horovitz, Max; Matson, Johnny L.; Hattier, Megan A.; Tureck, Kimberly; Bamburg, Jay W.
Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v6 n1 p1-13 2013
Rates of challenging behaviors were assessed in 175 adults with intellectual disability (ID) or ID and a comorbid autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The relationship between ASD diagnosis, race, and challenging behaviors was assessed using the "Autism Spectrum Disorders-Behavior Problems for Adults (ASD-BPA)." Those with ASD and ID were found to exhibit significantly more challenging behaviors than those with ID alone. No significant main effect of race was found. However, a significant interaction between ASD diagnosis and race was found: In those with ASD, Caucasian participants exhibited more challenging behaviors than African Americans, whereas the opposite held true in those without ASD. Specific subscales of the ASD-BPA were also examined, with a significant interaction found on the Stereotypy subscale. Results and their implications are discussed. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Louisiana