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

22-10-2015 | Original Paper

Respite Care for Single Mothers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Auteurs: Tina Taylor Dyches, Ruthann Christensen, James M. Harper, Barbara Mandleco, Susanne Olsen Roper

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

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Abstract

Single mothers of children with autism spectrum disorders are rarely studied, yet they may experience unique stressors. Researchers asked 122 single mothers to complete questionnaires concerning respite care, daily hassles/uplifts, depression, and caregiver burden. More than half (59.8 %) accessed respite care, which was provided for 1 h per day, often by multiple sources (41 %), such as grandparents and community agencies; most were satisfied with this care. Most mothers (77 %) were at risk for clinical depression. While uplifts were negatively correlated with depression, hassles and caregiver burden were positively correlated with depression. Respite care was positively related to daily uplifts, and uplifts mediated the relationship between respite care and depression. Recommendations for researchers, policymakers, and school personnel are offered.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Respite Care for Single Mothers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Auteurs
Tina Taylor Dyches
Ruthann Christensen
James M. Harper
Barbara Mandleco
Susanne Olsen Roper
Publicatiedatum
22-10-2015
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/s10803-015-2618-z