Title

Level of coping of primary caregivers in handling children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in selected special education school in Cavite

Date of Completion

2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Austism in Children, Special Education, Caregivers

Abstract

This study utilized a quantitative, non-experimental, descriptive research design. The total number of respondents was 100 primary caregivers of children with autism, aged 18 to 55 years old. They were chosen using purposive sampling. The instrument used was adapted-modified, utilizing the tool from the study of Arugay, et al, (2012) “Level of Stress of Geriatric Clients in Selected Geriatric Institutions in Cavite”. Data was analysed using frequency distribution, mean, t-test, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), and Cronbach’s Alpha. The following conclusions were drawn: (1) majority of the primary caregivers were 21-40 years old, female, married, Catholic, college graduates, employed, parents, and were part of the middle class specifically Class D with family income of Php8,000-Php15,000; (2) the level of coping of primary caregivers in handling children diagnosed with autism in selected special education schools in Cavite was high. However, the level of coping of the primary caregivers in each mode varied; (3) findings showed that there was no significant statistical difference in level of coping of primary caregivers in handling children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Selected Special Education Schools in Cavite when they were grouped according to age, civil status, educational attainment, gender, employment status, relationship of caregiver to the child, religious affiliation, and socio-economic class. However, there was a significant difference in the level of coping of primary caregivers when they were grouped according to gender

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