Understanding perceptions of quality of life in adults with ASD

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Understanding perceptions of quality of life in adults with ASD

Postby sloaneburgess » Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:09 pm

Several studies have indicated that adults with ASD view their quality of life less positively compared to adults without disabilities and adults with other (non-ASD) disabilities. We do not yet know what factors contribute to more positive perceptions of quality of life for adults with ASD - including educational experiences, general demographic characteristics, and support characteristics. Researchers at Kent State University are conducting a study, using an anonymous online survey to learn more about this topic. I have included information about the study and how to participate below.

Research opportunity for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Study Title: Predictors of Quality of Life of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Adults age 18 years and older with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and/or their parents/guardians, are currently being recruited for participation in a study by Kent State University researchers examining factors related to perceptions of Quality of Life.

Results of this study will be used to identify how adults with ASD rate the quality of their life and identify factors that may be important to target in terms of improving perceptions of quality of life for this group.

Participants will be asked to complete and online survey that should take between 45 - 75 minutes in total. Eight participants, of those who choose to share their email information, will be drawn at random to receive a $25.00 Amazon gift card. Email information will not be shared and will be stored securely until the end of the study when it will be destroyed.

If you or someone you know is interested in participating in this study and would like more information, please contact:

Dr. Sloane Burgess at 216-570-5480 or by email at sburges8@kent.edu.

You can also access the online survey directly at http://kentstate.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/? ... vAzrbvRI6p

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