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Anxiety Levels in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Meta-Analysis

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Child & Family Studies, March 2017
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#39 of 908)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (91st percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (93rd percentile)

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Title
Anxiety Levels in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Meta-Analysis
Published in
Journal of Child & Family Studies, March 2017
DOI 10.1007/s10826-017-0687-7
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Authors

Francisca J. A. van Steensel, Emma J. Heeman

Abstract

The aim of the current study was to meta-analytically examine whether anxiety levels in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are elevated. A total of 83 articles were selected from a systematic literature search and were included in the meta-analyses. Results demonstrated that children with ASD had higher anxiety levels compared to typically developing children, and this difference increased with IQ. Youth with ASD also tended to have higher anxiety levels compared to clinically referred children, and this difference increased with age. Children with ASD had higher anxiety levels compared to youth with externalizing or developmental problems, but not when compared to youth with internalizing problems. The study findings highlight the importance of more research in order to fully understand the nature and development of anxiety in children with ASD. More specifically, the results suggest that especially high-functioning adolescents with ASD may be at risk for developing anxiety disorders. Therefore, it seems important to carefully follow and monitor children with ASD transcending to adolescence.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 88 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 16 18%
Student > Master 14 16%
Researcher 12 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 13%
Student > Bachelor 11 13%
Other 24 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 33 38%
Unspecified 22 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 13 15%
Social Sciences 7 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 5%
Other 9 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 28. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 August 2019.
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#609,569
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Outputs from Journal of Child & Family Studies
#39
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Child & Family Studies
#2
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