Journal article

Applying Andersen’s Model to Explain Service Use and Quality of Life Among Australian Caregivers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

M Willet, D Dorstyn, C Due, W Li

Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities | Published : 2018

Abstract

Access to necessary supports and services is extremely important for the wellbeing and, ultimately, quality of life (QOL) of family caregivers. By understanding patterns of health service utilization, we can better tailor current services to meet caregivers’ needs. Framed by Andersen’s Behavioral Model, predisposing, enabling and need factors associated with service utilization, and their relation to QOL, were examined in a cross-sectional sample of 156 Australian caregivers of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Participants completed an online survey to assess services accessed, QOL (Quality of Life in Autism - Part A), health beliefs (Health Opinions Questionnair..

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