A systematic review of person-centred adjustments to facilitate magnetic resonance imaging for autistic patients without the use of sedation or anaesthesia.

Stogiannos, Nikolaos, Carlier, Sarah, Harvey-lloyd, Jane, Brammer, Andrea, Nugent, Barbara, Cleaver, Karen, McNulty, Jonathan P, Dos Reis, Cláudia Sá and Malamateniou, Christina (2021) A systematic review of person-centred adjustments to facilitate magnetic resonance imaging for autistic patients without the use of sedation or anaesthesia. Autism : the international journal of research and practice. ISSN 1461-7005

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Abstract

Autistic patients often undergo magnetic resonance imaging examinations. Within this environment, it is usual to feel anxious and overwhelmed by noises, lights or other people. The narrow scanners, the loud noises and the long examination time can easily cause panic attacks. This review aims to identify any adaptations for autistic individuals to have a magnetic resonance imaging scan without sedation or anaesthesia. Out of 4442 articles screened, 53 more relevant were evaluated and 21 were finally included in this study. Customising communication, different techniques to improve the environment, using technology for familiarisation and distraction have been used in previous studies. The results of this study can be used to make suggestions on how to improve magnetic resonance imaging practice and the autistic patient experience. They can also be used to create training for the healthcare professionals using the magnetic resonance imaging scanners.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: adjustment, MRI, person-centred, autism, systematic review
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Health & Science > Department of Health Studies
SWORD Depositor: Pub Router
Depositing User: Pub Router
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2022 12:32
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2022 10:41
URI: http://oars.uos.ac.uk/id/eprint/2196

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