Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

The health and social care needs of family carers supporting adults with autistic spectrum disorders

Hare, Dougal Julian, Pratt, Catherine, Burton, Mark, Bromley, Jo and Emerson, Eric 2004. The health and social care needs of family carers supporting adults with autistic spectrum disorders. Autism 8 (4) , pp. 425-444. 10.1177/1362361304047225

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

The families of 26 adults with autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs) who either lived at home or maintained close contact with their families were interviewed about their social and psychological needs related to caring for the person with ASD. In contrast to previous studies of familial carers of children with ASDs, a strong association between parental emotional distress and unmet need was found. Parents also reported a need for more autism-specific intervention and support for adults with ASDs. The study illustrates the continuing and underreported role of families in supporting adults with ASDs.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Uncontrolled Keywords: autism; families; mental health; respite; stress
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 1362-3613
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:51
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/86586

Citation Data

Cited 47 times in Scopus. View in Scopus. Powered By Scopus® Data

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item