|Title||Physician Perspectives on Providing Primary Medical Care to Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Warfield, MErickson, Crossman, MK, Delahaye, J, Der Weerd, E, Kuhlthau, KA|
|Journal||Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders|
|Date Published||2015 Jul|
We conducted in-depth case studies of 10 health care professionals who actively provide primary medical care to adults with autism spectrum disorders. The study sought to understand their experiences in providing this care, the training they had received, the training they lack and their suggestions for encouraging more physicians to provide this care. Qualitative data were gathered by phone using a structured interview guide and analyzed using the framework approach. Challenges to providing care were identified at the systems, practice and provider, and education and training levels. Solutions and interventions targeting needed changes at each level were also proposed. The findings have implications for health care reform, medical school and residency training programs, and the development of best practices.
Lead Author Marji Erickson Warfield, Morgan K. Crossman
Study Aims and Objectives To better understand how providers who care for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) became interested in serving this population, their training, the challenges they face, and their ideas for growing the number of physicians who offer this care.
Methods - Sample, Procedure, Study Measures, Analysis
Results – Main Finding(s)
Conclusion – Summary Statement
|Alternate Journal||J Autism Dev Disord|
|Grant List||R40 MC 19925 / / PHS HHS / United States|