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Parent Reported Child Attention Problems and Depression Related to Parenting Stress in ASD

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Beverly J. Wilson, Ph.D.

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Research Proposal

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Clinical Psychology

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We investigated how attention difficulties and child depression symptoms influence frequency of stress events in parents of children with ASD (n = 39) and parents of typically developing children (n = 61). Parents completed self-report measures evaluating children's attention problems and depression symptoms. The results indicated that status was positively associated with attention related problem behaviors, child attention problems was positively associated with child depression symptoms, and depression symptoms were positively associated with frequency of parenting stress. Our results suggest higher stress in parents of children with ASD occurs through a mediated pathway which was associated with increased parental stress.

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This poster was also displayed at the International Meeting for Autism Research, San Francisco, May 2017

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Parent Reported Child Attention Problems and Depression Related to Parenting Stress in ASD

We investigated how attention difficulties and child depression symptoms influence frequency of stress events in parents of children with ASD (n = 39) and parents of typically developing children (n = 61). Parents completed self-report measures evaluating children's attention problems and depression symptoms. The results indicated that status was positively associated with attention related problem behaviors, child attention problems was positively associated with child depression symptoms, and depression symptoms were positively associated with frequency of parenting stress. Our results suggest higher stress in parents of children with ASD occurs through a mediated pathway which was associated with increased parental stress.

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