Development and behaviour in genetic syndromes: Prader-Willi syndrome

Authors
Citation
H. Boer et D. Clarke, Development and behaviour in genetic syndromes: Prader-Willi syndrome, J APPL RES, 12(4), 1999, pp. 294-301
Citations number
18
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Psycology
Journal title
JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH IN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES
ISSN journal
1360-2322 → ACNP
Volume
12
Issue
4
Year of publication
1999
Pages
294 - 301
Database
ISI
SICI code
1360-2322(1999)12:4<294:DABIGS>2.0.ZU;2-E
Abstract
Development and behaviour was investigated in samples of 210 children and a dults with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) using the Society for the Study of B ehavioural Phenotypes Postal Questionnaire. There were few differences betw een males and females. Children and adults were compared. Most adults with PWS had good self-care skills and good use of speech. h-lost adults walked without problems but many needed help to dress. PWS adults had more problem s than children with daytime sleepiness and other sleep problems, unusual r outines and self-injury; and fewer problems with faddy eating, verbal abuse and stubbornness. Changeable mood was a problem for both adults and childr en, adults had more problems with low mood.