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Föräldrars upplevelse av att leva med barn som har Autismspektrumtillstånd
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Parents experiences of living with children who have Autistic spectrum disorder (English)
Abstract [en]

Background:

There are several reasons why children are born with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The diagnosis is usually obtained in the child´s early years, often before the age of three years. Limits in social interaction, communication and emotions follow with the Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Aim:

To describe parents´ experiences of living with a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the daily life.

Method:

A literature-based study of nine articles with qualitative approach. The authors analyzed the articles with the purpose to obtain a greater understanding of parents´ experiences.

Results:

Three themes were constructed with suitable sub-themes. The main findings were that parents experienced isolation from their child and the community. Parents also described their life situation as greatly changed. Emotions that parents felt were anxiety, stress, grief, anger and frustration.

Conclusion:

This study provides information about how parents experience living with a child who has Autism Spectrum Disorder. One of the major problems was that the parents felt isolated both from their own child and the community. Parents also found it troublesome to complete family activities. This information gives the nurse opportunity to support and help the parents in an adequate way. Despite this, more study needs to be done to achieve an even better care for these families.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , p. 14
Keywords [en]
Autism Spectrum Disorder, Children, Experiences, Parents, Quality of Life
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-7322Local ID: EXO502OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-7322DiVA, id: diva2:787100
Subject / course
Nursing science
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Sjuksköterskeprogrammet
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Available from: 2015-02-16 Created: 2015-02-09 Last updated: 2015-02-16Bibliographically approved

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