Challenging Behaviors: Parent and Hospital Staff Experience of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154846
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Challenging Behaviors: Parent and Hospital Staff Experience of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Author(s):
Johnson, Norah Louise
Author Details:
Norah Louise Johnson, PhD, RN, CPNP, Assistant Professor, Marquette University, email: norah.johnson@marquette.edu
Abstract:
The following was a research poster presentation (#36)

Purpose: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopment disorder affecting socialization, communication, repetitive behaviors, and sensory challenges. The prevalence of ASD in the US is estimated at one out of every 110 Americans although world-wide many children with ASD go undiagnosed. A global health issue, children with ASD have more outpatient visits, spend more time during physician visits, and have more medications prescribed than other children, representing a high financial cost in addition to human cost. Fast-paced hospital environments, combined with the sensory challenges of children with ASD, may provoke challenging behaviors. Currently, there is little research regarding the behaviors or specialized approaches to dealing with the challenging behaviors of hospitalized autistic children. Thus the purpose of this study is to identify particularly challenging behaviors displayed by hospitalized autistic children and triggers for those behaviors.  
Methods: Semi-structured group interviews with 2 informant groups (5 to 8 health care providers and 5-8 parents of children with ASD) will be audio-taped and transcribed. Themes will be identified through narrative analysis.
Results: The results, available in June 2011, will include behavior clusters and trigger events for ASD children within the context of acute health care settings as described by parents and providers.
Conclusion: In order to test an intervention to reduce challenging behaviors, a better understanding of the behaviors of children when hospitalized, from both the parent and health care provider perspective is necessary. Results of this study will be used to create an observational assessment tool to measure specific behaviors of children with ASD in the health care setting.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2011
Conference Name:
22nd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Cancun, Mexico
Description:
22nd International Nursing Research Congress: Leading the Global Practice-Research Interface in the New Millennium. Held 11-14 July 2011 at the Universal/Expo Center in Cancun, Mexico.
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleChallenging Behaviors: Parent and Hospital Staff Experience of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorderen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Norah Louiseen_US
dc.author.detailsNorah Louise Johnson, PhD, RN, CPNP, Assistant Professor, Marquette University, email: norah.johnson@marquette.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154846-
dc.description.abstractThe following was a research poster presentation (#36)<br /><br />Purpose: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopment disorder affecting socialization, communication, repetitive behaviors, and sensory challenges. The prevalence of ASD in the US is estimated at one out of every 110 Americans although world-wide many children with ASD go undiagnosed. A global health issue, children with ASD have more outpatient visits, spend more time during physician visits, and have more medications prescribed than other children, representing a high financial cost in addition to human cost. Fast-paced hospital environments, combined with the sensory challenges of children with ASD, may provoke challenging behaviors. Currently, there is little research regarding the behaviors or specialized approaches to dealing with the challenging behaviors of hospitalized autistic children. Thus the purpose of this study is to identify particularly challenging behaviors displayed by hospitalized autistic children and triggers for those behaviors.   <br/>Methods: Semi-structured group interviews with 2 informant groups (5 to 8 health care providers and 5-8 parents of children with ASD) will be audio-taped and transcribed. Themes will be identified through narrative analysis. <br/>Results: The results, available in June 2011, will include behavior clusters and trigger events for ASD children within the context of acute health care settings as described by parents and providers. <br/>Conclusion: In order to test an intervention to reduce challenging behaviors, a better understanding of the behaviors of children when hospitalized, from both the parent and health care provider perspective is necessary. Results of this study will be used to create an observational assessment tool to measure specific behaviors of children with ASD in the health care setting.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:19:35Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:19:35Z-
dc.conference.date2011en_US
dc.conference.name22nd International Nursing Research Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.locationCancun, Mexicoen_US
dc.description22nd International Nursing Research Congress: Leading the Global Practice-Research Interface in the New Millennium. Held 11-14 July 2011 at the Universal/Expo Center in Cancun, Mexico.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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