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ERIC Number: EJ1154507
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Brief Report: Social Support and Coping Strategies of Mothers of Children Suffering from ASD in Kuwait
Al-Kandari, S.; Alsalem, A.; Abohaimed, S.; Al-Orf, F.; Al-Zoubi, M.; Al-Sabah, R.; Shah, N.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v47 n10 p3311-3319 Oct 2017
This cross-sectional study provides a general profile of mothers of children with ASDs in Kuwait and examines their use of social support resources and coping strategies (using the Brief COPE questionnaire). The majority of mothers reported decreased ability to perform social duties (62.4%) and take care of themselves (50.5%). Overall, 57.7% of mothers reported a decreased ability to enjoy life; this difference was more pronounced among non-Kuwaiti mothers compared to Kuwaiti mothers (p value = 0.03), and in mothers with a bachelor's degree or higher (p value = 0.011). There was a significant association between the mothers' ability to enjoy life and receiving support from the family (p value = 0.021) and support groups (p value = 0.003). "Religion", "Acceptance", and "Positive Reframing" were the 3 most common coping strategies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kuwait
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