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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 7/2013

01-07-2013 | Original Paper

Fatigue, Stress and Coping in Mothers of Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Auteurs: Monique Seymour, Catherine Wood, Rebecca Giallo, Rachel Jellett

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 7/2013

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Abstract

Raising a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be exhausting, which has the potential to impact on parental health and wellbeing. The current study investigated the influence of maternal fatigue and coping on the relationship between children’s problematic behaviours and maternal stress for 65 mothers of young children (aged 2–5 years) with ASDs. Results showed that maternal fatigue but not maladaptive coping mediated the relationship between problematic child behaviours and maternal stress. These findings suggest child behaviour difficulties may contribute to parental fatigue, which in turn may influence use of ineffective coping strategies and increased stress. The significance of fatigue on maternal wellbeing was highlighted as an important area for consideration in families of children with an ASD.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Fatigue, Stress and Coping in Mothers of Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Auteurs
Monique Seymour
Catherine Wood
Rebecca Giallo
Rachel Jellett
Publicatiedatum
01-07-2013
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 7/2013
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-012-1701-y