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ERIC Number: EJ1041086
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Brief Report: Impact of Child Problem Behaviors and Parental Broad Autism Phenotype Traits on Substance Use among Parents of Children with ASD
Wade, Jordan L.; Cox, Neill Broderick; Reeve, Ronald E.; Hull, Michael
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v44 n10 p2621-2627 Oct 2014
Using data from the Simons Simplex Collection, the present study examined the impact of child externalizing behavior and parental broad autism phenotype traits on substance use among parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (n = 2,388). For both fathers and mothers, child externalizing behaviors predicted tobacco use (OR = 1.01 and OR = 1.02, respectively), whereas rigidity increased risk of tobacco use for fathers (OR = 1.29) but not mothers. Additionally, among mothers, child externalizing behaviors increased risk of illegal substance use (OR = 1.04), whereas maternal rigidity decreased risk of alcohol use (OR = 0.83). Collectively, results suggest that child externalizing behaviors and parental rigidity may have differing impacts on the types of substances used by parents
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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