Anxiety and Depression Symptomatology in Adult Siblings of Individuals with Different Developmental Disability Diagnoses

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/601456
Title:
Anxiety and Depression Symptomatology in Adult Siblings of Individuals with Different Developmental Disability Diagnoses
Authors:
O'Neill, Linda P.; Murray, Lindsay
Abstract:
Factors predicting the emotional well-being of adult siblings of those with developmental disability (DD) remain under-researched. In this study adult siblings of individuals with Down’s syndrome, autism, Prader-Willi syndrome and those with DD but with unknown aetiology were compared with each other and a closely-matched control group to ascertain if sibling disability type made a difference to anxiety and/or depression levels. Also considered was the interactive effect of gender, age, parental and sibling educational attainment levels, socio-economic status and birth order on anxiety and depression outcomes. With the exception of siblings of those with Down’s syndrome, adult siblings of those with ASD, PWS and DUA reported significantly higher levels of anxiety and depression than the control group. There were some predictive effects for anxiety and depression of the demographic variables but none common to all disability types and no moderating effects of demographic factors were found. Consequently other solutions must be found as to why this important group of people have elevated rates of anxiety and depression in comparison to the general population.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
O'Neill, L., & Murray, L. (2016). Anxiety and Depression Symptomatology in Adult Siblings of Individuals with Different Developmental Disability Diagnoses. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 51-52, 116-125. DOI: 10.1016/j.ridd.2015.12.017
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Research in Developmental Disabilities
Publication Date:
25-Jan-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/601456
DOI:
10.1016/j.ridd.2015.12.017
Additional Links:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0891422215300391
Type:
Article
Language:
en
EISSN:
1873-3379
Appears in Collections:
Psychology

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Neill, Linda P.en
dc.contributor.authorMurray, Lindsayen
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-16T14:51:16Zen
dc.date.available2016-03-16T14:51:16Zen
dc.date.issued2016-01-25en
dc.identifier.citationO'Neill, L., & Murray, L. (2016). Anxiety and Depression Symptomatology in Adult Siblings of Individuals with Different Developmental Disability Diagnoses. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 51-52, 116-125. DOI: 10.1016/j.ridd.2015.12.017en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ridd.2015.12.017en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/601456en
dc.description.abstractFactors predicting the emotional well-being of adult siblings of those with developmental disability (DD) remain under-researched. In this study adult siblings of individuals with Down’s syndrome, autism, Prader-Willi syndrome and those with DD but with unknown aetiology were compared with each other and a closely-matched control group to ascertain if sibling disability type made a difference to anxiety and/or depression levels. Also considered was the interactive effect of gender, age, parental and sibling educational attainment levels, socio-economic status and birth order on anxiety and depression outcomes. With the exception of siblings of those with Down’s syndrome, adult siblings of those with ASD, PWS and DUA reported significantly higher levels of anxiety and depression than the control group. There were some predictive effects for anxiety and depression of the demographic variables but none common to all disability types and no moderating effects of demographic factors were found. Consequently other solutions must be found as to why this important group of people have elevated rates of anxiety and depression in comparison to the general population.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0891422215300391en
dc.subjectAdult siblingsen
dc.subjectDevelopmental disabilitiesen
dc.subjectAnxietyen
dc.subjectDepressionen
dc.subjectDemographicsen
dc.subjectBirth orderen
dc.titleAnxiety and Depression Symptomatology in Adult Siblings of Individuals with Different Developmental Disability Diagnosesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1873-3379en
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalResearch in Developmental Disabilitiesen
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