Defense Date

6-30-2016

Availability

One-year Embargo

Submission Type

thesis

Degree Name

MS

Department

Pharmacy Administration

School

School of Pharmacy

Committee Chair

Vincent Giannetti

Committee Member

Khalid Kamal

Committee Member

Jordan Covvey

Committee Member

Gibbs Kanyongo

Keywords

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD), Economic burden, Financial burden, Healthcare services

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The research was designed to determine the financial burden among families of children with ASD and to identify the predictors of financial burden

METHODS: Children with a confirmed diagnosis of ASD were identified in the Interaction Autism Network Registry. Multiple regression analyses was used to determine the association between financial burden and coordination of care, quality of healthcare interactions, adequacy of insurance, and adequacy of medical insurance coverage

RESULTS: Families of children diagnosed as having ASD reported higher financial burden as compared to other developmental disorders. The financial burden was significantly associated with various facets of healthcare provision

CONCLUSIONS: The findings highlight the role of coordinated care, access to care, and quality of healthcare interactions in improving caregiver burden

Format

PDF

Language

English

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