Public Health Research Study

Parental Attitudes and Self-Efficacy Beliefs Regarding Sexual Health

The A.J. Pappanikou University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at UConn Health recruited volunteers for a public health research study.
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Volunteers participated in an anonymous research study to better understand the parental attitudes and self-efficacy beliefs in providing sexual health education to their children with ASD. Parents are often the primary and only educators. Results will better inform future programming and support for parents.
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Participant criteria:

  • Parents (ages 25-55) of an adolescent (grade 6-12) with ASD
  • Able to read English

Participation included a 25 minute online, anonymous survey

The study was conducted by:
Dr. Mary Beth Bruder, Ph.D. (PI)
Tara Lutz, M.P.H., CHES (student researcher)

This research project was approved by the UConn Health (IRB #16-235-2).

Questions about this study may be directed to the Principal Investigator, Dr. Mary Beth Bruder, at 860-679-1500, or the UConn Health IRB at 860-679-8729.