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The quality of life of young men with Asperger syndrome : a brief report

(2006) AUTISM. 10(4). p.403-414
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Factors influencing quality of life for persons with Asperger syndrome are not yet understood. Men, ages 18 to 21, completed the World Health Organization Quality Of Life measure, the Perceived Support Network Inventory, and a semi-structured interview, Asperger syndrome affects quality of life beyond the obvious social impact. The 12 men with Asperger syndrome reported a significantly lower social and physical quality of life than did the 13 men in the control group. Education, living arrangements, and number of friends were remarkably similar between groups. Those with Asperger syndrome had less positive employment experiences and showed more preference for solitary activities. Interventions need to be based on a holistic model.
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Asperger syndrome, quality of life, social support, young adults, WHOQOL-BREF, AUTISM, POPULATION, CHILDREN, ADULTS

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Coussens, Marieke, Joyce Magill-Evans, and Cyndie Koning. “The Quality of Life of Young Men with Asperger Syndrome : a Brief Report.” AUTISM 10.4 (2006): 403–414. Print.
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Coussens, M., Magill-Evans, J., & Koning, C. (2006). The quality of life of young men with Asperger syndrome : a brief report. AUTISM, 10(4), 403–414.
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Coussens, Marieke, Joyce Magill-Evans, and Cyndie Koning. 2006. “The Quality of Life of Young Men with Asperger Syndrome : a Brief Report.” Autism 10 (4): 403–414.
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Coussens, Marieke, Joyce Magill-Evans, and Cyndie Koning. 2006. “The Quality of Life of Young Men with Asperger Syndrome : a Brief Report.” Autism 10 (4): 403–414.
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Coussens M, Magill-Evans J, Koning C. The quality of life of young men with Asperger syndrome : a brief report. AUTISM. 2006;10(4):403–14.
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M. Coussens, J. Magill-Evans, and C. Koning, “The quality of life of young men with Asperger syndrome : a brief report,” AUTISM, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 403–414, 2006.
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  abstract     = {Factors influencing quality of life for persons with Asperger syndrome are not yet understood. Men, ages 18 to 21, completed the World Health Organization Quality Of Life measure, the Perceived Support Network Inventory, and a semi-structured interview, Asperger syndrome affects quality of life beyond the obvious social impact. The 12 men with Asperger syndrome reported a significantly lower social and physical quality of life than did the 13 men in the control group. Education, living arrangements, and number of friends were remarkably similar between groups. Those with Asperger syndrome had less positive employment experiences and showed more preference for solitary activities. Interventions need to be based on a holistic model.},
  author       = {Coussens, Marieke and Magill-Evans, Joyce and Koning, Cyndie},
  issn         = {1362-3613},
  journal      = {AUTISM},
  keywords     = {Asperger syndrome,quality of life,social support,young adults,WHOQOL-BREF,AUTISM,POPULATION,CHILDREN,ADULTS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {403--414},
  title        = {The quality of life of young men with Asperger syndrome : a brief report},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1362361306064432},
  volume       = {10},
  year         = {2006},
}

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