TitleDaily experiences among mothers of adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorder.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsSmith, LE, Hong, J, Seltzer, MMailick, Greenberg, JS, Almeida, DM, Bishop, SL
JournalJ Autism Dev Disord
Volume40
Issue2
Pagination167-78
Date Published2010 Feb
ISSN1573-3432
KeywordsAdolescent, Attitude to Health, Autistic Disorder, Caregivers, Depressive Disorder, Major, Female, Humans, Life Change Events, Male, Maternal Behavior, Middle Aged, Mother-Child Relations, Mothers, Quality of Life, Social Support, Surveys and Questionnaires, Time Factors, Young Adult
Abstract

<p>In the present study, 96 co-residing mothers of adolescents and adults with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) participated in an 8-day diary study and reported on their daily experiences. In comparison with a nationally representative sample of mothers of children without disabilities, mothers of adolescent and adult children with ASD spent significantly more time providing childcare and doing chores, and less time in leisure activities. Fatigue, arguments, avoided arguments, and stressful events were also more common among mothers of individuals with ASD. However, mothers of individuals with ASD reported similar levels of positive interactions and volunteerism as the comparison group. Daily experiences were subsequently related to well-being in both groups. These findings highlight the need for family support services.</p>

DOI10.1007/s10803-009-0844-y
Alternate JournalJ Autism Dev Disord
PubMed ID19655239
PubMed Central IDPMC2826850
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