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ERIC Number: EJ1090408
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Relationship between Self-Reported Health and Stress in Mothers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Reed, Phil; Sejunaite, Karolina; Osborne, Lisa A.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n3 p934-941 Mar 2016
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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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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