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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 9/2016

08-06-2016 | Original Paper

Executive Functions in Older Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Objective Performance and Subjective Complaints

Auteurs: Roeliena C. D. Davids, Yvonne Groen, Ina J. Berg, Oliver M. Tucha, Ingrid D. C. van Balkom

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 9/2016

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Abstract

Although deficits in Executive Functioning (EF) are reported frequently in young individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), they remain relatively unexplored later in life (>50 years). We studied objective performance on EF measures (Tower of London, Zoo map, phonetic/semantic fluency) as well as subjective complaints (self- and proxy reported BRIEF) in 36 ASD and 36 typically developed individuals (n = 72). High functioning older adults with ASD reported EF-impairments in metacognition, but did not deviate in EF task performance, except for a longer execution time of the Tower of London. The need for additional time to complete daily tasks may contribute to impairments in daily life and may be correlated to a higher level of experienced EF-difficulties in ASD.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Executive Functions in Older Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Objective Performance and Subjective Complaints
Auteurs
Roeliena C. D. Davids
Yvonne Groen
Ina J. Berg
Oliver M. Tucha
Ingrid D. C. van Balkom
Publicatiedatum
08-06-2016
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 9/2016
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-016-2831-4