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ERIC Number: EJ1141309
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Brief Report: Factors Influencing Healthcare Satisfaction in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Gerber, Alan H.; McCormick, Carolyn E. B.; Levine, Todd P.; Morrow, Eric M.; Anders, Thomas F.; Sheinkopf, Stephen J.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v47 n6 p1896-1903 Jun 2017
The current study investigated healthcare satisfaction and factors related to satisfaction in 92 adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Participants or their caregiver completed a survey about their experiences with primary care and specialty physicians. Respondents reported a high level of satisfaction with their healthcare. The only factor significantly associated with satisfaction was age, with participants under age 26 reporting significantly higher levels of satisfaction than participants above age 26. Participants under age 26 also were significantly more likely to live at home, have private health insurance, and have others making their healthcare decisions than participants above age 26. Results indicate that healthcare satisfaction can be high for adults with ASD that have good family and community support.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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