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Sensory Processing and Aggressive Behavior in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Department of Psychiatry, Erasmus University Medical Center, 3015 GD Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Department of Research, Transfore, 7416 SB Deventer, The Netherlands
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Center for Developmental Disorders, Dimence Institute for Mental Health, 7416 SB Deventer, The Netherlands
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Netherlands Institute for Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 3511 EW Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Brain Sci. 2021, 11(1), 95; https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci11010095
Received: 10 December 2020 / Revised: 9 January 2021 / Accepted: 11 January 2021 / Published: 14 January 2021
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may be accompanied by aggressive behavior and is associated with sensory processing difficulties. The present study aims to investigate the direct association between sensory processing and aggressive behavior in adults with ASD. A total of 101 Dutch adult participants with ASD, treated in outpatient or inpatient facilities, completed the Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile (AASP), the Reactive-Proactive Aggression Questionnaire (RPQ), and the Aggression Questionnaire—Short Form (AQ-SF). Results revealed that sensory processing difficulties are associated with more aggressive behavior (f2=0.25), more proactive (f2=0.19) and reactive aggression (f2=0.27), more physical (f2=0.08) and verbal aggression (f2=0.13), and more anger (f2=0.20) and hostility (f2=0.12). Evidence was found for an interaction of the neurological threshold and behavioral response on total aggression and hostility. Participants with higher scores in comparison to the norm group in sensory sensitivity had the highest risk of aggressive behavior. In conclusion, clinical practice may benefit from applying detailed diagnostics on sensory processing difficulties when treating aggressive behavior in adults with ASD. View Full-Text
Keywords: sensory processing; sensory profile; aggression; aggressive behavior; autism spectrum disorder sensory processing; sensory profile; aggression; aggressive behavior; autism spectrum disorder
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van den Boogert, F.; Sizoo, B.; Spaan, P.; Tolstra, S.; Bouman, Y.H.A.; Hoogendijk, W.J.G.; Roza, S.J. Sensory Processing and Aggressive Behavior in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Brain Sci. 2021, 11, 95. https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci11010095

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van den Boogert F, Sizoo B, Spaan P, Tolstra S, Bouman YHA, Hoogendijk WJG, Roza SJ. Sensory Processing and Aggressive Behavior in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Brain Sciences. 2021; 11(1):95. https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci11010095

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van den Boogert, Frank; Sizoo, Bram; Spaan, Pascalle; Tolstra, Sharon; Bouman, Yvonne H.A.; Hoogendijk, Witte J.G.; Roza, Sabine J. 2021. "Sensory Processing and Aggressive Behavior in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder" Brain Sci. 11, no. 1: 95. https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci11010095

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