QOLAQuality of Life Activities
QOLAQuality Outcomes Leadership Alliance (foster care)
QOLAQuality of Life Association (California)
QOLAQuality of Life Adjustment
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There was some evidence of positive skew in QoLA Part B responses, with parents in the ASD group endorsing the highest response category (very much of a problem for me) 31% of the time on average.
Independent samples t-tests were performed to compare total scores between the clinical and control groups on the QoLA Part A and QoLA Part B.
In terms of the QoLA total score, the ASD group reported significantly lower scores (mean = 155.48, SD = 26.86) than parents in the control group (mean = 204.31, SD = 19.64), t(36.87) = -6.59, P < 0.001, equivalent to Cohen's d of 2.08.
Scores on the QoLA Part A were positively correlated with scores on all four subscales of the WhOqOL-BREF (r = 0.74 to 0.91, all Ps < 0.01) suggesting strong concurrent validity.
Scores on the QoLA Part B approached significance in correlation with the SCQ (r = -0.37, P = 0.086) and a moderate and identical sized correlation of r = -0.37 was also observed with the VABS-II maladaptive behaviour index.
There were no significant correlations between scores on the QoLA Part B or SCQ and scores on any measures of parental wellbeing (QoLA, WHOQoL-BREF, DaSS-21, or PSOC).
The results of the present study suggest that the QoLA may provide an initial step toward remedying this situation.
The primary aim of this paper was to describe the conceptualisation and development of the QoLA. Given the relatively small sample size involved in the study, the psychometric properties reported should be considered preliminary.
Given the QoLA Part B is relatively unique in asking parents of children with ASD how much of a problem a range of ASD-specific behaviours are for the parent, locating a measure that was directly comparable for the establishment of validity was problematic.
While the primary aim of the present study was to develop the QoLA, one unexpected set of findings generated in the conduct of the study related to the apparent lack of relationship between ASD symptomatology and measures of parental QoL and parental wellbeing.
Scores on the Environmental subscale of the WHOQOL-BREF in the present study were found to be negatively correlated with maternal depression, anxiety, and stress and positively correlated with all other domains on the WHOQOL-BREF and the QoLA Part A.