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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 6/2008

01-07-2008 | Original Paper

Children with Autism: Quality of Life and Parental Concerns

Auteurs: Li-Ching Lee, Rebecca A. Harrington, Brian B. Louie, Craig J. Newschaffer

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 6/2008

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Abstract

Past research has shown that children with autism and their families have compromised quality of life (QOL) in several domains. This study examined QOL and parental concerns in children with autism during early childhood, childhood, and adolescence compared to children with Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) and to typical controls from a US national sample. Families with children diagnosed with autism reported more profound QOL effects than families of children with ADD/ADHD or unaffected controls. Children with autism were significantly less likely to attend religious services, more likely to miss school, and less likely to participate in organized activities. Parental concerns over learning difficulty, being bullied, stress-coping, and achievement were overwhelming in the autism group relative to the comparison groups.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Children with Autism: Quality of Life and Parental Concerns
Auteurs
Li-Ching Lee
Rebecca A. Harrington
Brian B. Louie
Craig J. Newschaffer
Publicatiedatum
01-07-2008
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 6/2008
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-007-0491-0