Health-related quality of life in adolescents and young adults with high functioning autism-spectrum disorder

Inge Kamp-Becker, Johanna Schröder, Helmut Remschmidt & Christian J. Bachmann
Aim: Over the last years, health-related quality of life (HRQOL) has emerged as an important measure not only in somatic medicine but also in psychiatry. To date, there are only few reports on HRQOL in patients with autism-spectrum disorder (ASD). This study aimed at studying HRQOL in ASD patients with an IQ >70, using a self-report HRQOL questionnaire with cross-cultural validity. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, twenty-six male adolescents and young adults with the diagnosis...