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Family Quality of Life of South African Families Raising Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa.
Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa.
Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, CHILD. Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa.
2017 (English)In: Journal of autism and developmental disorders, ISSN 0162-3257, E-ISSN 1573-3432, Vol. 47, no 7, 1966-1977 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article describes the family quality of life among families who are raising a young child with autism spectrum disorder. Survey research was conducted with 180 families of children with autism spectrum disorder who were receiving disability-related services in the Gauteng province of South Africa. The principle measure used was the Beach Center Family Quality of Life Scale to assess five subdomains: family interaction, parenting, emotional well-being, material/physical well-being, and disability-related support. Results indicated that families felt the most satisfied with disability-related support and the least satisfied with the family's emotional well-being. Family income, family type, and the severity level of autism were significantly associated with how satisfied families felt about their quality of life. 

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2017. Vol. 47, no 7, 1966-1977 p.
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Appraisal of family income; Autism; Child characteristics; Emotional well-being; Family characteristics; Unified theory of family quality of life
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Psychiatry
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-35411DOI: 10.1007/s10803-017-3102-8ISI: 000403405900005PubMedID: 28374210Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85016984688Local ID: HLKCHILDISOAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-35411DiVA: diva2:1090555
Available from: 2017-04-24 Created: 2017-04-24 Last updated: 2017-07-07Bibliographically approved

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