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ERIC Number: EJ863049
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-1088-3576
Health-Related Quality of Life of Parents of Children with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders
Lee, Gloria K.; Lopata, Christopher; Volker, Martin A.; Thomeer, Marcus L.; Nida, Robert E.; Toomey, Jennifer A.; Chow, Sabrina Y.; Smerbeck, Audrey M.
Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, v24 n4 p227-239 2009
The physical and mental health-related quality of life (QOL) of 89 parents of children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders (HFASDs) was compared to the health-related QOL of 46 parents of children without disabilities. Parents completed a packet of surveys measuring demographics, parenting stress, coping, resources, and QOL. Results of "t" tests showed significant differences between the two groups for all variables. Hierarchical regression analyses indicated that for parents of children with HFASDs, demographics and psychosocial variables accounted for a significant amount of variance for physical health-related QOL, with income, number of children, and stress being significant variables. Demographics and psychosocial variables also accounted for a significant amount of variance for parents' mental health-related QOL, with income and stress being significant variables. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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