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ERIC Number: EJ1037704
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Correlates and Risk Markers for Sleep Disturbance in Participants of the Autism Treatment Network
Hollway, Jill A.; Aman, Michael G.; Butter, Eric
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v43 n12 p2830-2843 Dec 2013
We explored possible cognitive, behavioral, emotional, and physiological risk markers for sleep disturbance in children with autism spectrum disorders. Data from 1,583 children in the Autism Treatment Network were analyzed. Approximately 45 potential predictors were analyzed using hierarchical regression modeling. As medication could confound findings, it was included in the analyses as a covariate. Results revealed that anxiety, autism symptom severity, sensory sensitivities, and GI problems were associated with sleep disturbance. IQ positively predicted sleep disturbance, and children with Asperger's Disorder were more vulnerable than others. The amount of variance in sleep outcomes explained by predictor variables was modest (i.e., R[superscript 2] from 0.104 to 0.201). Predictor variables were evaluated in the context of a bidirectional theoretical framework.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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