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Digital Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Meta-analysis

Auteurs: Helena Sandgreen, Line Hofmann Frederiksen, Niels Bilenberg

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 9/2021

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Abstract

This study aimed to review digital interventions in the treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted. Nineteen studies were included. The interventions aimed to improve social skills (n = 11), developmental skills (n = 2) and 6 other different targets. Technology used were computer programs (n = 14), tablet apps (n = 3), a robot (n = 1) and an interactive DVD (n = 1). The meta-analysis resulted in an overall effect size (Cohen’s d) of 0.32 [0.12–0.51], indicating a small effect. Heterogeneity between studies was high (I2 = 100%), limiting the generalization of results. Therefore, we recommend larger RCT studies, and guidelines for the development of trials evaluating digital interventions for ASD, for making comparison of future studies possible.
Registration can be found online at Prospero: https://​www.​crd.​york.​ac.​uk/​prospero/​, registration no. CRD42020146542.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Digital Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Meta-analysis
Auteurs
Helena Sandgreen
Line Hofmann Frederiksen
Niels Bilenberg
Publicatiedatum
10-11-2020
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 9/2021
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-020-04778-9

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