Behavioral aspects in children's brothers affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders

Lucia Parisi, Margherita Salerno, Gabriele Tripi, Daniela Russo, Maria Ruberto, Gabriele Tripi, Gabriella Marsala, Serena Marianna Lavano, Angelo Montana, Michele Sorrentino, Francesco Lavano, Anna Nunzia Polito, Sabrina Franco, Rosaria Martina Magliulo, Palmira Romano, Lucrezia D'Oro, Diego Geraci, Francesco Cerroni, Daniela Russo, Elisabetta PicciocchiMario Giuseppe Chisari, Paolo Murabito, Beatrice Gallai, Rosa Marotta, Angelo Montana

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Introduction: Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a permanent and complex disability arising within the first three years of life characterized by a socio-communicative disorder and by fixed interests and repetitive behaviors. The present pilot study aims to evaluate behavioral aspects in a small population of siblings of ASD children.Material and methods: Population: 5 school-aged children (2 males, 3 females) (mean age 9.235 ± 2.041) were enrolled, as siblings of ASD children, and for comparison, 12 healthy (7 males, 5 females) children (average age 9,528 ± 3,351). All subjects underwent evaluation of the behavioral with Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) scale.Results: The two groups were statistically comparable by age (p = 0.86) and gender distribution (p = 0.87). From the behavioral point of view evaluated with the CBCL scale, siblings of ASD have a higher degree of overall problem (Total problems) compared to control children (p=0.003), in addition they have significantly higher scores in the subscales of behavior examined (Anxious/Depressed, Withdrawn, Somatic Complaints, Social, Thought, Attention, Delinquent, Aggressive) as well as a greater share of disturbances both internalizing (p=0.004) and externalizing (p = 0.007) (Table 1).Conclusions: The present preliminary data confirm the need for a global management of the entire family structure for the correct management of Autistic Disorders.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)2097-2105
Numero di pagine9
RivistaActa Medica Mediterranea
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2018

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