Title

Autism and Research Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Publication Date

12-2017

Publisher

Elsevier

Source Publication

Journal of Radiology Nursing

Source ISSN

1555-9912

Abstract

This qualitative study explored the experience of participating in a research study using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), typically developing (TYP) children, and their parent. It also assessed the feasibility, efficacy, and acceptability of the Going to MRI for a Research Study© iPad application (app), developed by the primary author, available for use for MRI preparation. The app provides a description of the steps of the MRI procedure, from the child’s perspective, outlining expected behaviors and responses. Ten English-speaking parent/child dyads (n = 20) participated in an audiotaped question guide-facilitated telephone interview about their experience in the MRI study. Participants confirmed the iPad app's feasibility, efficacy, and acceptability. ASD child/parent themes differed from TYP child/parent themes. More children with ASD who used the app completed the MRI than without it. The iPad app may help children with ASD complete MRIs in future studies.

Comments

Journal of Radiology Nursing, Vol. 36, No. 4 (December 2017): 245-252. DOI.

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