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Sleep and Quality of Life among Family Caregivers with Children Who Have Autism Spectrum Disorders

Abstract Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) holds potential for significantly impacting the primary caregiver and family, as well as the child with ASD. In particular, sleep problems occur frequently among children with ASD, and their poor sleep may negatively affect that of their caregivers. Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and Family Quality of Life (FQoL) are salient indices of caregiver and family well-being. This pilot study explored associations between family caregiver sleep problems and caregiver sense of coherence (SOC) or coping on HRQoL and FQoL. Additionally, this study examined relationships between child sleep and behavior problems on caregiver sleep and well-being.

Sixty-two family caregivers of children with ASD (M =7.61, range:... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Russell, Maureen (Author) / Baldwin, Carol (Advisor) / Quan, Stuart F (Committee member) / McClain, Darya (Committee member) / Smith, Christopher (Committee member) / Matthews, Nicole (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Health sciences / Psychology / autism / caregivers / quality of life / sense of coherence / sleep
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 178 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Nursing and Healthcare Innovation 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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