General, Recruitment

New paper published on repetitive behaviours in adults

Sarah Barrett, Dr Catherine Jones and Prof. Sue Leekam have recently had a paper published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, in collaboration with former WARC member Dr Mirko Uljarević and other colleagues at the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre in Melbourne. The published article is available for anyone to download and read here.

This paper is about the Adult Repetitive Behaviours Questionnaire-2 (RBQ-2A), which asks participants about their repetitive behaviours, such as rocking, lining up objects and routines.  For us to establish the range of repetitive behaviours shown by people with autism of all ages we need to carry out more research.  Please help us if you can so that the questionnaire can in time be used in clinical practice.

We are looking for more adults with autism to fill in this questionnaire.  If you are aged 18 years or older, have a diagnosis of autism, fluent in written English, and would be willing to fill in an online survey, please email Sarah Barrett for more details.  Alternatively, you can fill in the survey online here. You can also join our Research Recruitment Register here. The questionnaire takes only 5 minutes to complete and you have the option to complete other questionnaires if you wish.