Study: Respite care improves marriages, stress levels of parents

04/8/2013 | Disability Scoop

Researchers found parents of children with autism experienced less stress with every hour of respite care, ranging from babysitters to grandparents, received each week. "Just one additional hour of respite care per week was related to an increase of six to seven points in marital quality, which is approximately one half of a standard deviation," Brigham Young University and Wasatch Mental Health researchers wrote.

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