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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 3/2016

02-11-2015 | Original Paper

Relationship Between Self-Reported Health and Stress in Mothers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Auteurs: Phil Reed, Karolina Sejunaite, Lisa A. Osborne

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 3/2016

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Abstract

The current study explore the relationship between various forms of experienced stress (general stress and parenting stress) and both health-related quality of life (QoL) and reported physical health symptoms. One hundred and twenty-two mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder responded to an online survey included questionnaires on general stress, parenting stress, health-related QoL, and physical symptoms. The results suggested that perceived general stress as associated with both a reduced health-related QoL and more physical symptoms. However, parenting stress was only associated with a reduced health-related QoL, and not with physical health. These results are discussed in relation to the complex impact of prolonged and predictable parenting stress on the cortisol response and immune system.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Relationship Between Self-Reported Health and Stress in Mothers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Auteurs
Phil Reed
Karolina Sejunaite
Lisa A. Osborne
Publicatiedatum
02-11-2015
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 3/2016
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-015-2638-8