Volume 8, Issue 2 (March & April 2017 -- 2017)                   BCN 2017, 8(2): 95-104 | Back to browse issues page

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Zarafshan H, Salmanian M, Aghamohammadi S, Mohammadi M R, Mostafavi S. Effectiveness of Non-pharmacological Interventions on Stereotyped and Repetitive Behaviors in Preschool Children With Autism: A Systematic Review. BCN. 2017; 8 (2) :95-104
URL: http://bcn.iums.ac.ir/article-1-609-en.html
1- Psychiatry & Psychology Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Department of Psychology, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.

Objective: The present study aimed to review the literature on non-pharmacological interventions used to treat stereotyped and repetitive behaviors by a systematic method.

Methods: Two authors independently performed a search strategy on Medline/PubMed, Scopus and PsycINFO on English articles published up to April 23, 2014 with relevant search keywords. We also reviewed the bibliographies of retrieved articles and conference proceedings to obtain additional citations and references. We used those articles that address any non-pharmacological interventions on reducing stereotyped and repetitive behaviors in preschool children with autism. Four independent reviewers screened relevant articles for inclusion criteria and assessed the quality of eligible articles with CONSORT checklist.

Results: In our search, 664 relevant articles were found. After removing duplicates and screening based on title, abstract, and full text, 15 high quality studies were finally included in data analyses. The included articles were published fro