South African families raising children with autism spectrum disorders: relationship between family routines, cognitive appraisal and family quality of life.

@article{Schlebusch2016SouthAF,
  title={South African families raising children with autism spectrum disorders: relationship between family routines, cognitive appraisal and family quality of life.},
  author={Liezl Schlebusch and Alecia E Samuels and Shakila Dada},
  journal={Journal of intellectual disability research : JIDR},
  year={2016},
  volume={60 5},
  pages={
          412-23
        }
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between family routines, cognitive appraisal of the impact of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) on the family and family quality of life (FQOL) in families raising children with ASD in South Africa. METHODS A sample of 180 families of young children with ASD who were receiving disability-related services in the Gauteng province of South Africa completed a self-administered survey. Structural equation modelling was used to… CONTINUE READING
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