Predictors of Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitalization for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Giulia Righi
  • Jill Benevides
  • Carla Mazefsky
  • Matthew Siegel
  • Stephen J. Sheinkopf
  • Eric M. Morrow
  • for the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Inpatient Research Collaborative (ADDIRC)
S.I. : Autism Inpatient Collection - Studying the Severely Affected

Abstract

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is associated with significant healthcare expenditures and a greater utilization of psychiatric health services. High utilization may not be evenly distributed across individuals with ASD. The objective of this study was to identify individual and family characteristics that increase the risk of psychiatric hospitalization. Naturalistic study of two age- and gender-matched ASD cohorts, inpatients enrolled in the Autism Inpatient Collection (AIC) and outpatients enrolled in the Rhode Island Consortium of Autism Research and Treatment (RI-CART), revealed a number of factors associated with hospitalization. Multiple logistic regression analyses revealed that adaptive functioning, ASD symptom severity, primary caregiver’s marital status, the presence of mood disorders, and the presence of sleep problems independently increased the risk of psychiatric hospitalization.

Keywords

Autism spectrum disorder Inpatient psychiatric hospitalization Children and adolescents Autism inpatient collection (AIC) 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giulia Righi
    • 1
    • 3
    • 4
  • Jill Benevides
    • 1
  • Carla Mazefsky
    • 5
  • Matthew Siegel
    • 6
  • Stephen J. Sheinkopf
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 7
  • Eric M. Morrow
    • 1
    • 3
    • 4
  • for the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Inpatient Research Collaborative (ADDIRC)
  1. 1.Emma Pendleton Bradley HospitalEast ProvidenceUSA
  2. 2.Women and Infant’s HospitalProvidenceUSA
  3. 3.Department of Psychiatry and Human BehaviorWarren Alpert Medical School of Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA
  4. 4.Division of Biology and Medicine, Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment (RI-CART), and the Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute (HCHII)Brown UniversityEast ProvidenceUSA
  5. 5.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  6. 6.Maine Medical Center Research Institute, Spring Harbor HospitalTufts University School of MedicineWestbrookUSA
  7. 7.Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment (RI-CART), and the Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation InstituteAlpert Medical School of Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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