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Arnell, Susann; Jerlinder, Kajsa; Lundqvist, Lars-Olov – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2020
The parents of adolescents with autism spectrum disorder have a vital and proactive role in encouraging healthy physical activity habits, and they possess important knowledge about the adolescents' needs when it comes to enhancing participation in physical activity. But promoting healthy physical activity habits in adolescents can be difficult.…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Parent Attitudes, Physical Activity Level
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Lundqvist, Lars-Olov; Lindner, Helen – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2017
The Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ) is among the most widely used scales assessing autistic traits in the general population. However, some aspects of the AQ are questionable. To test its scale properties, the AQ was translated into Swedish, and data were collected from 349 adults, 130 with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and 219 without ASD, and…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Adults, Comparative Analysis
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Arnell, Susann; Jerlinder, Kajsa; Lundqvist, Lars-Olov – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2018
Adolescents with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are less physically active compared to typically developing peers. The reasons for not being physically active are complex and depend on several factors, which have not been comprehensively described from the adolescent's perspective. Therefore, the aim was to describe how adolescents with an ASD…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Adolescents, Attitude Measures
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Lundqvist, Lars-Olov – Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2013
The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of behavior problems among people with administratively defined intellectual disability (ID) and identify possible risk markers for behavior problems using the Behavior Problems Inventory (BPI). Sixty-two percent of the ID population (n = 915) had a behavior problem (self-injurious,…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Sleep, Foreign Countries, Incidence
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Lundqvist, Lars-Olov; Hultqvist, Jenny; Granvik, Eva; Minton, Lennart; Ahlström, Gerd – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2020
Background: Problem behaviours are common among people with intellectual disabilities (ID), but psychometrically evaluated instruments for assessing such behaviours are scarce. The present study evaluated the psychometric properties of the Neuropsychiatric Inventory--Intellectual Disability (NPI-ID). Method: We assessed 108 residents with…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Screening Tests, Clinical Diagnosis, Behavior Problems
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Lundqvist, Lars-Olov – Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2011
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the psychometric properties and factor structure of the Behavior Problems Inventory (BPI-01) in a community population. The Swedish version of the BPI-01 was administered by interviewing care staff of all adults (n = 915) with administratively defined intellectual disabilities (IDs) living in Orebro…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychometrics, Behavior Problems, Self Destructive Behavior
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Lundqvist, Lars-Olov; Andersson, Gunilla; Viding, Jane – Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2009
Vibroacoustic music has been proposed to be an effective treatment for individuals with developmental disorders and challenging behaviors. The present study experimentally tested the effects of vibroacoustic music on self-injurious, stereotypical, and aggressive destructive behaviors in 20 individuals with autism spectrum disorders and…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Music Therapy, Autism, Developmental Disabilities
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Lundqvist, Lars-Olov; Carlsson, Fredrik; Hilmersson, Per; Juslin, Patrik N. – Psychology of Music, 2009
A crucial issue in research on music and emotion is whether music evokes genuine emotional responses in listeners (the emotivist position) or whether listeners merely perceive emotions expressed by the music (the cognitivist position). To investigate this issue, we measured self-reported emotion, facial muscle activity, and autonomic activity in…
Descriptors: Music, Emotional Response, Physiology, Human Body