oru.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Center of Neurodevelopmental Disorders (KIND), Neuropsychiatry Unit, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm; Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Center for Psychiatry Research, Stockholm County Council, Stockholm.
Center of Neurodevelopmental Disorders (KIND), Neuropsychiatry Unit, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm; Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Center for Psychiatry Research, Stockholm County Council, Stockholm.
Center of Neurodevelopmental Disorders (KIND), Neuropsychiatry Unit, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm; Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Center for Psychiatry Research, Stockholm County Council, Stockholm.
Center of Neurodevelopmental Disorders (KIND), Neuropsychiatry Unit, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm; Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Center for Psychiatry Research, Stockholm County Council, Stockholm.
Show others and affiliations
2017 (English)In: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, ISSN 0890-8567, E-ISSN 1527-5418, Vol. 56, no 7, p. 585-592, article id S0890-8567(17)30202-2Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

OBJECTIVE: Social skills group training (SSGT) for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is widely applied, but effectiveness in real-world practice has not yet been properly evaluated. This study sought to bridge this gap.

METHOD: This 12-week pragmatic randomized controlled trial of SSGT compared to standard care alone was conducted at 13 child and adolescent psychiatry outpatient units in Sweden. Twelve sessions of manualized SSGT ("KONTAKT") were delivered by regular clinical staff. Participants (N = 296; 88 females and 208 males) were children (n = 172) and adolescents (n = 124) aged 8 to 17 years with ASD without intellectual disability. The primary outcome was the Social Responsiveness Scale rating by parents and blinded teachers. Secondary outcomes included parent- and teacher-rated adaptive behaviors, trainer-rated global functioning and clinical severity, and self-reported child and caregiver stress. Assessments were made at baseline, posttreatment, and 3-month follow-up. Moderator analyses were conducted for age and gender.

RESULTS: Significant treatment effects on the primary outcome were limited to parent ratings for the adolescent subgroup (posttreatment: -8.3; 95% CI = -14.2 to -1.9; p = .012, effect size [ES] = 0.32; follow-up: -8.6; 95% CI = -15.4 to -1.8; p = .015, ES = 0.33) and females (posttreatment: -8.9; 95% CI = -16.2 to -1.6; p = .019, ES = 0.40). Secondary outcomes indicated moderate effects on adaptive functioning and clinical severity.

CONCLUSION: SSGT for children and adolescents with ASD in regular mental health services is feasible and safe. However, the modest and inconsistent effects underscore the importance of continued efforts to improve SSGT beyond current standards.

CLINICAL TRIAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Social Skills Group Training ("KONTAKT") for Children and Adolescent With High-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders; https://clinicaltrials.gov/; NCT01854346.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2017. Vol. 56, no 7, p. 585-592, article id S0890-8567(17)30202-2
Keywords [en]
adolescence, autism spectrum disorder, gender, intervention, treatment
National Category
Psychiatry
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-60812DOI: 10.1016/j.jaac.2017.05.001ISI: 000405051300007PubMedID: 28647010Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85021349644OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-60812DiVA, id: diva2:1148340
Note

Funding Agencieas;

Foundation Sunnerdahls Disability

Majblomman

Stockholm County Council

Pediatric Research Foundation at Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital

Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare

Jane and Dan Olsson foundation

Swedish Research Council

Swedish Social Insurance Agency

Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research

Jeansson Foundations

Åke Wiberg Foundation

Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education

Swedish Brain Foundation

Swedish National Board of Institutional Care

Autism and Asperger Society Stockholm

Hjarnfonden

Vinnova

FORMAS

Research Foundation at Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital

Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions

Trygg Hansa

Forsakringskassan

Stiftelsen Markus och Amalia Wallenbergs Min-nesfond

Stiftelsen Sunnerdahls Handikappfond

European Union (H2020)

Niclas Oberg Foundation Life Watch

Tore Nilsson Stiftelse

Stiftelse Kempe-Carlgrenska Fonden

Shire

Roche

Eli Lilly and Co.

GLGroup

System Analytic

Kompetento

Expo Medico

ProPhase

Kohlhammer

Pysslingen group

Available from: 2017-10-10 Created: 2017-10-10 Last updated: 2018-01-03Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMedScopus

Authority records BETA

Lindstedt, KatarinaKjellin, Lars

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Lindstedt, KatarinaKjellin, Lars
By organisation
School of Medical Sciences
In the same journal
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Psychiatry

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn
Total: 112 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf