Lookup NU author(s): David Mason,
Dr Barry Ingham,
Dr Marc Woodbury-Smith,
Professor Jeremy Parr
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).
Autistic people are more likely to: be diagnosed with a range of physical health conditions (i.e. cardio-vascular disease); experience premature mortality (for most disease categories); and experience barriers to effectively accessing healthcare. This systematic review sought to identify studies that report on barriers and facilitators to physical healthcare access for autistic people. A total of 3111 records were screened and six studies were included: two quantitative, two qualitative, and two mixed-methodology studies. Patient-provider communication, sensory sensitivities, and executive functioning/planning issues emerged as important barriers to healthcare. Recommendations for clinicians and those planning services are discussed.
Author(s): Mason D, Ingham B, Urbanowicz A, Michael C, Birtles H, Woodbury-Smith M, Brown T, James I, Scarlett C, Nicolaidis C, Parr JR
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Online publication date: 23/05/2019
Acceptance date: 23/05/2019
Date deposited: 14/06/2019
ISSN (print): 0162-3257
ISSN (electronic): 1573-3432
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