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Title: Physiological and self-report responses of parents of children with autism spectrum disorder to children crying
Authors: Ozturk, Yagmur
Bizzego, Andrea
Esposito, Gianluca
Furlanello, Cesare
Venuti, Paola
Keywords: Parents of Children with ASD
Physiological Response
Issue Date: 2017
Source: Ozturk, Y., Bizzego, A., Esposito, G., Furlanello, C., & Venuti, P. (2018). Physiological and self-report responses of parents of children with autism spectrum disorder to children crying. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 73, 31-39.
Series/Report no.: Research in Developmental Disabilities
Abstract: Little is known about the physiological response of parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to crying of children who have already received the diagnosis of ASD. This study aimed to compare cardiac dynamics via Inter-Beat Interval (IBI) and self-reported emotional states of parents of children with ASD and of parents with typically developing (TD) children while listening to crying of children with ASD (ASD cry) and of typically developing children (TD cry). Analyses revealed higher IBI in parents of children with ASD than IBI in parents of TD children while listening to both cry groups; however no differences on self-reported emotional states were observed. Parents of children with ASD were calmer (higher IBI) than parents of TD children while listening to crying. However, ASD cry did not elicit different IBI compared to TD cry. ASD cry and TD cry were differentiated based on parents’ self-responses about what they felt during the listening of crying, their physiological responses showed no differences. These results highlight the similarities and differences between self-reported emotional states and physiological responses of parents of children with ASD, and also point to the importance of monitoring parents’ physiological responses in addition to their subjective responses.
ISSN: 0891-4222
DOI: 10.1016/j.ridd.2017.12.004
Rights: © 2017 Elsevier. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Research in Developmental Disabilities, Elsevier. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [].
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