Understanding the Caring Needs of Sexuality for the Adolescent Children with Autism: From Mothers' Experiences

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156272
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Presentation
Title:
Understanding the Caring Needs of Sexuality for the Adolescent Children with Autism: From Mothers' Experiences
Abstract:
Understanding the Caring Needs of Sexuality for the Adolescent Children with Autism: From Mothers' Experiences
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Wu, Shu-Chen, MS
P.I. Institution Name:National Cheng Kung University ,Taiwan
Title:Clinical Psychologist
Co-Authors:Bih-Ching Shu, PhD, RN; Su-Chen Hsieh, RN
The purpose of this study was to understand the caring needs of sexuality for the adolescent children with autism from mothers? experiences. In this study, the depth-interview was used to collect data and grounded theory was applied to analyze data in this study. Eight mothers were recruited who had autistic children aged 13~21 and were those children?s primary caregivers. Each mother was interviewed from 1 to 4 times. Interviews were made at their home. All interviews were tape-recorded, transcribed and reviewed prior to each subsequent interview. All participants were willing to attend this study and informed consent. Four themes about sexuality were emerged through these mothers? caring experience. They are (a) physical response of sexual stimulus, (b) the concrete meaning of physical senses, (c) the understanding of self experience, and (d) increasing the ability of appropriateness for social norms. From the sexual education, the adolescent?s  awareness of social information is also high lightened by their mothers. The awareness of social information included (a) understanding the experiences and feelings of others, (b) identifying the social meaning of sex/gender role, (c) differentiating social situation, and (d) developing concrete cognitive skills. The results will provide valuable information for health professionals to understand how these mothers teaching or assisting their autistic adolescent about their gender role.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUnderstanding the Caring Needs of Sexuality for the Adolescent Children with Autism: From Mothers' Experiencesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156272-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Understanding the Caring Needs of Sexuality for the Adolescent Children with Autism: From Mothers' Experiences</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Wu, Shu-Chen, MS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">National Cheng Kung University ,Taiwan</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Psychologist</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">wushu@mail.ncku.edu.tw</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Bih-Ching Shu, PhD, RN; Su-Chen Hsieh, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study was to understand the caring needs of sexuality for the adolescent children with autism from mothers? experiences. In this study, the depth-interview was used to collect data and grounded theory was applied to analyze data in this study. Eight mothers were recruited who had autistic children aged 13~21 and were those children?s primary caregivers. Each mother was interviewed from 1 to 4 times. Interviews were made at their home. All interviews were tape-recorded, transcribed and reviewed prior to each subsequent interview. All participants were willing to attend this study and informed consent. Four themes about sexuality were emerged through these mothers? caring experience. They are (a) physical response of sexual stimulus, (b) the concrete meaning of physical senses, (c) the understanding of self experience, and (d) increasing the ability of appropriateness for social norms. From the sexual education, the adolescent?s&nbsp; awareness of social information is also high lightened by their mothers. The awareness of social information included (a) understanding the experiences and feelings of others, (b) identifying the social meaning of sex/gender role, (c) differentiating social situation, and (d) developing concrete cognitive skills. The results will provide valuable information for health professionals to understand how these mothers teaching or assisting their autistic adolescent about their gender role.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:37:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:37:17Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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