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Lee, Gloria K.; Shivers, Carolyn M. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: Although studies have examined quality of life (QOL) among family caregivers of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), little is known about potential differences in QOL based on the age of the individual with ASD, particularly in relation to caregivers' needs, beliefs and coping mechanisms. Method: This study investigated…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Physical Health, Young Adults, Autism
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Man, Joyce; Kangas, Maria – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: Carer mental health literacy and help seeking are areas that are not well researched in the intellectual disability field. This study aimed to explore the above including service utilization experiences of Australian parents with an offspring with an intellectual disability and a comorbid psychiatric disorder. Method: Forty-one parents…
Descriptors: Caregivers, Mental Health, Knowledge Level, Help Seeking