Review

Quality of life interventions for primary caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorder: a scoping review

Published in: Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health
Volume 31, issue 2, 2019 , pages: 139–159
DOI: 10.2989/17280583.2019.1659146
Author(s): Debbie Leigh FewsterOccupational Therapy Department, South Africa, Pragashnie GovenderOccupational Therapy Department, South Africa, Catharina JE UysOccupational Therapy Department, South Africa

Abstract

Background: Raising a child with autism spectrum disorder is associated with high levels of stress. Primary caregivers are a group at risk of mental illness and reduced quality of life. Although interventions for the child with autism spectrum disorder exist, there are few or no interventions focusing on the physical, emotional and psychological needs of the primary caregivers.

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