Title

Willingness of parents of individuals with autism ages 3-18 to complementary therapy based on their socioeconomic status in private therapy centers in Cavite

Date of Completion

12-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy

Keywords

Autistic Disorder, Complementary Therapies

Abstract

The study used quantitative method of research. The study focused on the population of parents of individuals with autism under the age bracket of 3-18 in different therapy centers that are located within the cities of Cavite with the largest population base. The study used a non-probability convenience sampling method for choosing the therapy centers and the respondents of our study. The researchers used a validated self-made questionnaire to collect all the necessary data that needed for the study. Data was analyzed through frequency distribution table, mean and Chi-square test. Results yielded no significant relationship between the willingness of parents of individuals with autism ages 3-18 and their socioeconomic status in terms of educational background, and occupation but a significant relationship in terms of income. This indicates that the socioeconomic status, in terms of educational background and occupation, of the parents of an individual with autism does not determine their willingness to complementary therapy while income may determine their willingness to complementary therapy.

First Advisor

Bernard John M. Red

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