A Large Scale Study of the Psychometric Characteristics of the IBR Modified Overt Aggression Scale: Findings and Evidence for Increased Self-Destructive Behaviors in Adult Females with Autism Spectrum Disorder
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The psychometric characteristics of the IBR Modified Overt Aggression Scale were studied in over 2,000 people with Intellectual Disability (ID). Reliability ranged from good to excellent. Aggression toward others and objects was highest in the youngest adults, in those in the moderate to severe range of ID, and in those with an autism spectrum diagnosis. Self-injury was highest in those in the severe to profound range of ID and in those with autism, particularly the females. Females with autism were also more likely to make the most self-deprecating statements. Our data suggest that adult females with autism are a unique group and support the notion that mood and anxiety disorders play a role in self-destructive behaviors in this population.
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- 1. Department of Psychology, New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities, 1050 Forest Hill Rd., Staten Island, NY, 10314, USA
- 2. George A. Jervis Clinic, New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities, Staten Island, NY, USA
- 3. Research Design and Analysis Service, New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities, Staten Island, NY, USA
- 4. Center for Developmental Neuroscience and Developmental Disabilities, New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities, Staten Island, NY, USA
- 5. OMRDD Bureau of Behavioral and Clinical Solutions, Albany, NY, USA
- 6. Department of Human Genetics, New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities, Staten Island, NY, USA