Parents' detection of early signs in their children having an autistic spectrum disorder

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Abstract

cThe study aimed to describe parents’ views of their early perception and detection that something was wrong with their child and to give a comprehensive description of early signs to help primary health care nurses to focus on relevant symptoms. Participants were 66 parents from a total of 37 families, a population-based sample from a Swedish county. Interview data were analyzed by manifest content analysis. The results indicated a few critical periods: around the birth, early speech development, and school start. The diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorders was delayed. The parents’ reports were congruent with earlier observation studies.

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Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)433-9
TidskriftJournal of Pediatric Nursing: Nursing Care of Children and Families
Volym18
Utgivningsnummer6
StatusPublished - 2003
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa