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ERIC Number: EJ927543
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1750-9467
Hope and Worry in Mothers of Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder or Down Syndrome
Ogston, Paula L.; Mackintosh, Virginia H.; Myers, Barbara J.
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, v5 n4 p1378-1384 Oct-Dec 2011
Mothers of children with an autism spectrum disorder (n = 199) or Down syndrome (n = 60) responded to an online questionnaire that assessed their hope and worry. Findings support previous research suggesting that hope is a protective factor against psychological distress: mothers with higher hope reported lower worry. Mothers who reported lower worry had more education and older children or children who were higher functioning. Those whose children had Down syndrome reported lower future-related worry and higher hope. In response to an open-ended question regarding what they worried about when they woke up at night, mothers' responses resulted in themes related to themselves as well as to their children and families. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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