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A Randomised Controlled Feasibility Trial of Immersive Virtual Reality Treatment with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Specific Phobias in Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorder

We examined the feasibility and acceptability of using an immersive virtual reality environment (VRE) alongside cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for young people with autism experiencing specific phobia. Thirty-two participants were randomised to treatment or control. Treatment involved one session introducing CBT techniques and four VRE sessions, delivered by local clinical...

Understanding, Recognising and Treating Co-occurring Anxiety in Autism

, Newcastle upon Tyne , UK 1 Clinical Psychology, Institute of Neuroscience, Sir James Spence Institute, Newcastle University, Royal Victoria Infirmary , Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle NE1 4LP , UK 2 Jacqui ... Rodgers Purpose of Review Autistic people are at increased risk of anxiety, with around 50% of autistic adults and children experiencing this debilitating mental health condition. The purpose of this

Anxiety and ASD: Current Progress and Ongoing Challenges

University , Newcastle upon Tyne , UK 2 Brigham Young University , Provo , USA 3 Jacqui Rodgers Symptoms of anxiety add significant burden to many autistic individuals and their loved ones. There is an urgent

Enhancing the Validity of a Quality of Life Measure for Autistic People

Accurate measurement of quality of life (QoL) is important for evaluation of autism services and trials of interventions. We undertook psychometric validation of the World Health Organisation measure—WHOQoL-BREF, examined construct validity of the WHO Disabilities module and developed nine additional autism-specific items (ASQoL) from extensive consultation with the autism...

Mental Wellbeing of Family Members of Autistic Adults

Medical Sciences, Newcastle University , Ridley Building, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 7RU , UK 3 Jacqui Rodgers 4 Family Members/Caregivers of Autistic Adults 5 Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation

Towards a Treatment for Intolerance of Uncertainty in Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Development of the Coping with Uncertainty in Everyday Situations (CUES©) Programme

Intolerance of uncertainty (IU) is indicated as an important transdiagnostic process variable in a range of anxiety disorders. Anxiety is very common in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). This study aimed to develop a parent group based manualised treatment programme for young people with ASD, which focused on IU. An eight session programme was developed and then...

Psychological Correlates of Sensory Processing Patterns in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review

Rodgers 0 Jacqui Rodgers Existing evidence suggests that there is a relationship between sensory processing difficulties and the clinical and non-clinical features of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The

Systematic Review of the Measurement Properties of Tools Used to Measure Behaviour Problems in Young Children with Autism

Background Behaviour problems are common in young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). There are many different tools used to measure behavior problems but little is known about their validity for the population. Objectives To evaluate the measurement properties of behaviour problems tools used in evaluation of intervention or observational research studies with children...

Reducing Specific Phobia/Fear in Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) through a Virtual Reality Environment Intervention

Anxiety is common in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), with specific fears and phobias one of the most frequent subtypes. Specific fears and phobias can have a serious impact on young people with ASD and their families. In this study we developed and evaluated a unique treatment combining cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) with graduated exposure in a virtual reality...

A short self-report measure of problems with executive function suitable for administration via the Internet

This article describes a short self-report measure of problems with executive function designed for use in Internet-mediated research. In Study 1, participants completed the online measure (Webexec) using a browser but under laboratory conditions. They also completed a paper self-report measure of executive problems (the Dysexecutive Questionnaire; DEX) and three objective tasks...

An investigation into the psychometric properties of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale in patients with breast cancer

Background To determine the psychometric properties of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) in patients with breast cancer and determine the suitability of the instrument for use with this clinical group. Methods A cross-sectional design was used. The study used a pooled data set from three breast cancer clinical groups. The dependent variables were HADS anxiety and...

Nonequivalence of on-line and paper-and-pencil psychological tests: The case of the prospective memory questionnaire

article should be sent to T. Buchanan, Department of Psychol- ogy, University of Westminster , 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW, England ( 5 Northumbria University , Newcastle Upon Tyne, England 6 JACQUI ... RODGERS University of Newcastle Upon Tyne , Newcastle Upon Tyne, England 7 ANDREW C. PARROTT University of Wales Swansea , Swansea, Wales There is growing evidence that Internet-mediated psychological