Potential factors of parenting stress in Chinese parents of children with autism spectrum disorder: A systematic review

Sau Man Catalina NG, Yuan Josephine FANG, Zixin WANG, Mengge ZHANG

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Abstract

The sizable prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in China has recently emerged as an urgent public health issue, however studies investigating parenting stress in Chinese parents of children with ASD lack clarity in identifying the potential factors of stress. The aim of this systematic review was to identify and categorize the potential factors of stress based on findings in the literature. An extensive search of articles in online databases including PubMed, Web of Science, and EBSCOhost (ERIC, MEDLINE and PsycINFO) was conducted, as a result of which 24 eligible articles published from 2007 to 2019 were identified. Four key categories of potential factors of parental stress – cultural factors, parents’ psychopathological symptoms, problem behaviors in ASD children, and caregiver burden were identified. The impact of these potential factors on parental coping strategies and on the quality of life in affected families were also discussed. Copyright © 2021 Hammill Institute on Disabilities.
Original languageEnglish
JournalFocus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
Early online date12 Jul 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 12 Jul 2021

Citation

Ng, C. S. M., Fang, Y., Wang, Z., & Zhang, M. (2021). Potential factors of parenting stress in Chinese parents of children with autism spectrum disorder: A systematic review. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/10883576211012599

Keywords

  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Parenting stress
  • Chinese parents
  • Systematic literature review

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