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Sensory Clusters of Adults With and Without Autism Spectrum Conditions
Örebro University, School of Medical Sciences. Örebro University Hospital. University Health Care Research Center, Region Örebro County, Örebro, Sweden.
Örebro University, School of Health Sciences. Örebro University Hospital. University Health Care Research Center, Region Örebro County, Örebro, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2157-8579
Department of Psychology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
Centre for Clinical Research, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
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2017 (English)In: Journal of autism and developmental disorders, ISSN 0162-3257, E-ISSN 1573-3432, Vol. 47, no 3, p. 579-589Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We identified clusters of atypical sensory functioning adults with ASC by hierarchical cluster analysis. A new scale for commonly self-reported sensory reactivity was used as a measure. In a low frequency group (n = 37), all subscale scores were relatively low, in particular atypical sensory/motor reactivity. In the intermediate group (n = 17) hyperreactivity, sensory interests and sensory/motor issues were significantly elevated in relation to the first group, but not hyporeactivity. In a high frequency subgroup (n = 17) all subscale scores were significantly elevated and co-occurrence of hyper- and hyporeactivity was evident. In a population sample, a cluster of low scorers (n = 136) and high scorers relative to the other cluster (n = 26) was found. Identification of atypical sensory reactivity is important for targeting support.

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New York, USA: Springer, 2017. Vol. 47, no 3, p. 579-589
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Autism spectrum, adults, sensory reactivity, cluster analysis
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-53879DOI: 10.1007/s10803-016-2976-1ISI: 000396815400006PubMedID: 27921201Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85002444271OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-53879DiVA, id: diva2:1055807
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Uppsala-Örebro Regional Research Council

Research Committee, Örebro Region County

Available from: 2016-12-13 Created: 2016-12-12 Last updated: 2018-07-28Bibliographically approved

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