How satisfied are individuals with ASD when receiving care in office-based healthcare settings such as doctor’s offices, emergency departments, dentist offices, etc. and how can it be improved?

Research Study

The purpose of this study is to examine the satisfaction level of adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) during their encounters in healthcare settings in order to learn how the individual’s care can be improved by facilities and physicians during treatment. Graduate students in the Master’s of Occupational Therapy Program at Springfield College plan on conducting a non-randomized qualitative research design, which will utilize a survey for data collection. The survey will be distributed electronically to participants who meet the following criteria: US citizens, at least 18 years of age, have a confirmed diagnosis of ASD, and able to communicate in written or spoken English. Participants will be recruited via e-mail from agencies that serve the ASD population, social groups, and other support groups. Data collected from this study will be analyzed via Qualtrics and results will be used to help determine ways to improve healthcare experiences for adults with ASD.

 Published on: Feb 9, 2021 at 16:17

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