Journal article

Resting heart rate variability, emotion regulation, psychological wellbeing and autism symptomatology in adults with and without autism.

Ru Ying Cai, Amanda L Richdale, Cheryl Dissanayake, Mirko Uljarević

Int J Psychophysiol | Published : 2019

Abstract

Heart rate variability (HRV) has been separately shown to be associated with ASD symptomatology, psychological wellbeing and emotion regulation (ER) in specific samples consisting of either individuals with ASD, those without ASD, or combined. However, no study has examined these constructs together or incorporated habitual ER strategy use. Hence, the aim of this study was to examine the relationships between resting HRV, ASD symptomatology, ER strategy use (reappraisal and suppression), and psychological wellbeing (anxiety, depression and positive wellbeing) in a combined sample of adults with and without ASD. Twenty-four adults with ASD (Mage = 31.36; SDage = 14.84) and twenty without ASD ..

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