ERIC Number: EJ1093136
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
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Factors Associated with Subjective Quality of Life of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Self-Report versus Maternal Reports
Hong, Jinkuk; Bishop-Fitzpatrick, Lauren; Smith, Leann E.; Greenberg, Jan S.; Mailick, Marsha R.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n4 p1368-1378 Apr 2016
We examined factors related to subjective quality of life (QoL) of adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) aged 25-55 (n = 60), using the World Health Organization Quality of Life measure (WHOQOL-BREF). We used three different assessment methods: adult self-report, maternal proxy-report, and maternal report. Reliability analysis showed that adults with ASD rated their own QoL reliably. QoL scores derived from adult self-reports were more closely related to those from maternal proxy-report than from maternal report. Subjective factors such as perceived stress and having been bullied frequently were associated with QoL based on adult self-reports. In contrast, level of independence in daily activities and physical health were significant predictors of maternal reports of their son or daughter's QoL.
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Adults, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Mothers, Test Reliability, Scores, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Parent Attitudes, Daily Living Skills, Physical Health, Predictor Variables
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