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Brief Report: Effects of sensory sensitivity and intolerance of uncertainty on anxiety in mothers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Uljarevic, Mirko, Carrington, Sarah J. and Leekam, Susan R. 2016. Brief Report: Effects of sensory sensitivity and intolerance of uncertainty on anxiety in mothers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 46 (1) , pp. 315-319. 10.1007/s10803-015-2557-8

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Abstract

This study examined the relations between anxiety and individual characteristics of sensory sensitivity (SS) and intolerance of uncertainty (IU) in mothers of children with ASD. The mothers of 50 children completed the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, the Highly Sensitive Person Scale and the IU Scale. Anxiety was associated with both SS and IU and IU was also associated with SS. Mediation analyses showed direct effects between anxiety and both IU and SS but a significant indirect effect was found only in the model in which IU mediated between SS. This is the first study to characterize the nature of the IU and SS interrelation in predicting levels of anxiety.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sensory sensitivity; Intolerance of uncertainty; Parents; Anxiety; Autism spectrum disorders
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 1573-3432
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Date of Acceptance: 5 August 2015
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2019 15:12
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/76037

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