Factors associated with negative co-parenting experiences in families of a child with autism spectrum disorder
2017 (English)In: Developmental Neurorehabilitation, ISSN 1751-8423, E-ISSN 1751-8431, Vol. 20, no 2, 83-91 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify key factors associated with negative co-parenting experiences in parents raising a child with autism spectrum disorder. Methods: Questionnaires were sent to families with one or more children with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. Parents of 142 children with autism spectrum disorder indicated that the diagnosis had a very negative impact on their co-parent relationship. A multivariate logistic regression model was run to analyze the association of these experiences with various demographic, family and community factors. Results: Three factors were associated with negative co-parenting relationships: (1) family stress due to the childs diagnosis, (2) effects of the diagnosis on parents relationship with their other children and (3) distance travelled to the nearest medical facility. Conclusions: Findings highlight the need to further explore family dynamics, particularly the relationships between the co-parenting alliance, other family members and the extra-familial environment.
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TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC , 2017. Vol. 20, no 2, 83-91 p.
ASD; family stress; parent alliance; siblings; travel distance
Other Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-135726DOI: 10.3109/17518423.2015.1069414ISI: 000393704600004PubMedID: 26313272OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-135726DiVA: diva2:1082749
Funding Agencies|Department of Social Services (DSS); Australian Governments Cooperative Research Centres Programme2017-03-172017-03-172017-03-17