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Psychological distress and positive gain in mothers of children with autism, with or without other children with neurodevelopmental disorders.

Stanford, C.E. and Hastings, R.P. and Riby, D.M. and Archer, H.J. and Page, S.E. and Cebula, K. (2020) 'Psychological distress and positive gain in mothers of children with autism, with or without other children with neurodevelopmental disorders.', International journal of developmental disabilities. .

Abstract

Although a wealth of literature has focused on the parenting experiences of mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), there is a lack of research about mothers who are parenting a child with ASD, and who have other children with neurodevelopmental disorders. In this matched-comparison study, 10 mothers of a child with ASD and other typically developing children (ASD-TD) were compared to 10 mothers of a child with ASD who also had other children with neurodevelopmental disorders (ASD-NDD). Mothers completed self-report measures of mental health and positive gain. Results indicated no significant between-group differences for mental health, although mothers in the ASD-NDD group reported increased positive gain compared to mothers in the ASD-TD group. Further research is needed to understand practical support needs and theory development.

Item Type:Article
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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:https://doi.org/10.1080/20473869.2020.1812347
Publisher statement:This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International journal of developmental disabilities on 28 August 2020, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/20473869.2020.1812347
Date accepted:18 March 2020
Date deposited:19 March 2020
Date of first online publication:28 August 2020
Date first made open access:28 August 2021

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