Graduate Research Degree Awarded - Francesca Lami
Congratulations to Francesca Lami - Graduate Research Degree Awarded 23 March 2021.
Supervisors:Prof Katrina Williams (principal), Dr Rowena Conroy
Advisory Committee:Prof Vicki Anderson (Chair), Dr Gehan Roberts, A/Prof Jonathan Payne
Thesis Title: Associations between executive function, adaptive behaviour, participation and self-reported quality of life in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder without intellectual disability
Thesis Summary: A cross-sectional study of 39 adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) without intellectual disability explored associations between domains of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health and self-reported quality of life. Univariate analyses followed by multivariate models were used. Results support previous findings of no association between autism symptoms and adaptive behaviour or participation. Difficulties with executive functioning were associated with difficulties with adaptive behaviour, and increased mental health symptoms were associated with lower self-reported quality of life.
Date awarded: 23 March 2021