Journal article

Psychopathology in parents of children with autism spectrum disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis of prevalence

Alexandra Schnabel, George J Youssef, David J Hallford, Eliza J Hartley, Jane A McGillivray, Michelle Stewart, David Forbes, David W Austin

Autism | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Parents of children with autism spectrum disorder appear to experience high levels of psychological distress, yet little is known about the prevalence of psychological disorders in this population. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to estimate the proportion of these parents who experience clinically significant psychopathology. Articles reporting proportions of psychological disorders in a sample of parents of children with autism spectrum disorder were located. The initial search returned 25,988 articles. Thirty-one studies with a total sample of 9208 parents were included in the final review. The median meta-analytic proportions were 31% (95% confidence interval = [2..

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