To read this content please select one of the options below:

Families of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Role of Family-Centered Care in Perceived Family Challenges

Family Relationships and Familial Responses to Health Issues

ISBN: 978-1-78441-015-5, eISBN: 978-1-78441-014-8

Publication date: 13 October 2014

Abstract

Purpose

Using Andersen’s (1968) behavioral model of health services use as a guiding conceptual framework, this study examined how receipt of family-centered care relates to the perceived family challenges for families of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Design

Data from the 2009–2010 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN) were analyzed for 812 parents of children with ASD.

Findings

Multiple regression analyses provided substantive statistical evidence that a child’s race, the adequacy of a family’s insurance, and the stability of child’s health care needs significantly contributed to predicting his or her receipt of family-centered care. Further results suggested a relationship between receipt of family-centered care and the perception of challenge for these families; families receiving family-centered care perceive fewer challenges and feel less unmet need for child health services.

Value

Family-centered professionals provide critical voices in the development of policies and programs geared toward improving the health outcomes of children with ASD and their families.

Keywords

Citation

Reinke, J.S. and Solheim, C.A. (2014), "Families of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Role of Family-Centered Care in Perceived Family Challenges", Family Relationships and Familial Responses to Health Issues (Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research, Vol. 8A), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 247-284. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1530-35352014000008A008

Publisher

:

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2014 by Emerald Group Publishing Limited