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Quality of Life, Coping Styles, Stress Levels, and Time Use in Mothers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Comparing Single Versus Coupled Households
Curtin University, Australia.
Curtin University, Australia.
Curtin University, Australia.
University of Worcester, England.
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2017 (English)In: Journal of autism and developmental disorders, ISSN 0162-3257, E-ISSN 1573-3432, Vol. 47, no 10, 3189-3203 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study aimed to examine the influence of differences in household status on the parental stress, coping, time use and quality of life (QoL) among mothers of children with autism spectrum disorders. Forty-three single and 164 coupled mothers completed the survey. Data were analysed using multivariate logistic regression. We found that single mothers were 1.05 times more likely to report lower levels of environmental QoL. Whilst they were 1.73 times more likely to use acceptance coping style, this association did not persist after adjusting for total number of children, household income and employment status. There was no difference in time use and stress between these mothers. Possible environmental issues for single mothers and implications for future research are discussed.

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SPRINGER/PLENUM PUBLISHERS , 2017. Vol. 47, no 10, 3189-3203 p.
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ASD; Single and coupled mothers; Time use; Quality of life; Stress; Coping
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-141705DOI: 10.1007/s10803-017-3240-zISI: 000411120300021PubMedID: 28730416OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-141705DiVA: diva2:1147333
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Available from: 2017-10-05 Created: 2017-10-05 Last updated: 2017-10-05

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