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AJOT CE: Addressing Puberty Challenges for Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Survey of Occupational Therapy Practice Trends
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SKU: CEAJOT84

Publisher: AOTA Continuing Education

Published: 2021

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Adriana Vizzotto, PhD, is Occupational Therapist, Schizophrenia Research Program, and Director, Occupational Therapy Service, Institute of Psychiatry, Hospital das Cl´inicas, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil

Diego Celestino, BSc, is Occupational Therapist, Cancer Institute, Hospital das Cl´inicas, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil.

Patricia Buchain, PhD, is Occupational Therapist, Institute of Psychiatry, Hospital das Cl´inicas, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil.

Alexandra Oliveira, PhD, is Occupational Therapist, Institute of Psychiatry, Hospital das Cl´inicas, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil.

Graça Oliveira, BSc, is Psychologist, Department of Psychology and Department of Neuropsychology, Institute of Psychiatry, Hospital das Cl´inicas, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil.

Elaine Di Sarno, MSc, is Psychologist, Schizophrenia Research Program, Institute of Psychiatry, Hospital das Cl´inicas, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil.

Isabel Napolitano, BSc, is Psychologist, Schizophrenia Research Program, Institute of Psychiatry, Hospital das Cl´inicas, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil.

Helio Elkis, MD, PhD, is Psychiatrist and Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Institute of Psychiatry, and Director, Schizophrenia Research Program, Hospital das Cl´inicas, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil.

CE Credit:   .1 CEU (1 credit hour/1.25 PDU)

 

Importance: The occupational goal intervention (OGI) method has been proven effective in improving executive function (EF) in people with schizophrenia, but it has not yet been tested with those with treatment-resistant schizophrenia (TRS).

Objective: To test the efficacy of the OGI in people with TRS.

Objectives:

1. List puberty-related challenges for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

2. Understand occupational therapy's role with adolescents with ASD who have challenges related to puberty

3. Identify various occupational therapy approaches and interventions for adolescents with ASD who have puberty-specific challenges and discuss the barriers practitioners face

Design: Single-blind randomized controlled trial.

Setting: The Schizophrenia Program, Institute of Psychiatry, University of São Paulo General Hospital, Brazil.

Participants: People with TRS according to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.) criteria, ages 18 to 55.

Outcomes and Measures: Primary outcome: improvement in EF as measured by the Behavioural Assessment of the Dysexecutive Syndrome (BADS). Secondary outcomes: improvement of functionality, as measured by the Direct Assessment of Functional Status–Revised (DAFS–BR), and improvement in autonomy in activities of daily living (ADLs), as measured by the Independent Living Skills Survey (ILSS–BR), administered to caregivers. The outcomes were measured at baseline, posttreatment, and follow-up.

Intervention: Participants were divided into two groups: OGI and craft activities (control). Each group participated in 30 sessions during 15 wk, with follow-up at 6 mo postintervention.