Areas and Indicators of Family Life in Families of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Ioana Aurelia Șerfezi
2020 Open Journal for Sociological Studies  
Quality of life (QOL) is the level of functional well-being in many areas of an individual's life. It is increasingly recognized as a dimension of work in the study of disturbances in the social functioning of the individual. The conceptualization of the results of the quality of family life has been extremely limited so far. In contrast to the quality of individual life, the quality of family life addresses the impact of the quality of individual life on the family -individual interaction and
more » ... nfluence because they produce the concept of quality of family life. Having a child with autism spectrum disorder is associated with stress in caring for children, as well as less time for parents to meet their needs. In order to identify areas and indicators of family quality of life in the families of children with autism spectrum disorder we organized two focus groups, the first of which were -1 doctor, 2 psychologists, 3 therapists, 1 social worker, 2 teachers, and a second focus group with 7 parents who have children with autism spectrum disorder, who come from both rural and urban areas.
doi:10.32591/coas.ojss.0401.04035s fatcat:cqi6xt2o2nf7vl22xqqltjs4fe