ERIC Number: EJ1166013
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
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Does Quality of Life Differ for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability Compared to Peers without Autism?
Arias, Víctor B.; Gómez, Laura E.; Morán, Ma. Lucía; Alcedo, Ma. Ángeles; Monsalve, Asunción; Fontanil, Yolanda
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v48 n1 p123-136 Jan 2018
The main goal was to test if children with intellectual disability (ID) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) show lower quality of life (QOL) in comparison to those with only ID. The KidsLife Scale was applied to 1060 children with ID, 25% of whom also had ASD, aged 4-21 years old. Those with ASD showed lower scores in several QOL domains but, when the effect of other variables was controlled, lower scores were only kept for interpersonal relationships, social inclusion, and physical wellbeing. Slightly higher scores were found for material wellbeing. ASD, Level of ID and support needs were the covariables with the greatest influence in most domains, while gender was only significant for social inclusion (girls scored lower than boys).
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Quality of Life, Intellectual Disability, Scores, Measures (Individuals), Interpersonal Relationship, Social Integration, Well Being, Physical Health, Gender Differences, Comparative Analysis
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