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ERIC Number: EJ1047980
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1362-3613
Health-Related Quality of Life in Children with High-Functioning Autism
Potvin, Marie-Christine; Snider, Laurie; Prelock, Patricia A.; Wood-Dauphinee, Sharon; Kehayia, Eva
Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, v19 n1 p14-19 Jan 2015
The health-related quality of life of school-aged children with high-functioning autism is poorly understood. The objectives of this study were to compare the health-related quality of life of children with high-functioning autism to that of typically developing peers and to compare child-self and parent-proxy reports of health-related quality of life of children. A cross-sectional study of children with high-functioning autism (n = 30) and peers (n = 31) was conducted using the "Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory 4.0 Generic Core Scales." Children with high-functioning autism had significantly poorer health-related quality of life than peers whether reported by themselves (p < 0.001) or their parents (p < 0.001), although disagreement (intra-class coefficient = -0.075) between children and parental scores suggested variance in points of view. This study specifically investigated health-related quality of life in children with high-functioning autism as compared to a sample of peers, from the child's perspective. It strengthens earlier findings that children with high-functioning autism experience poorer health-related quality of life than those without this disorder and points to the importance of clinicians working with families to identify areas in a child's life that promote or hinder their sense of well-being.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Organization for Autism Research
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Vermont
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Test of Nonverbal Intelligence; Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales