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“I am afraid of being treated badly if I show it”: A cross-sectional study of healthcare accessibility and Autism Health Passports among UK Autistic adults

Aimee Grant Orcid Logo, Sarah Turner, Sebastian C. K. Shaw Orcid Logo, Kathryn Williams Orcid Logo, Hayley Morgan, Rebecca Ellis Orcid Logo, Amy Brown Orcid Logo

PLOS ONE, Volume: 19, Issue: 5, Start page: e0303873

Swansea University Authors: Aimee Grant Orcid Logo, Hayley Morgan, Rebecca Ellis Orcid Logo, Amy Brown Orcid Logo

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Abstract

Autistic people are more likely to experience stigma, communication barriers and anxiety during healthcare. Autism Health Passports (AHPs) are a communication tool that aim to provide information about healthcare needs in a standardised way. They are recommended in research and policy to improve hea...

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Published in: PLOS ONE
ISSN: 1932-6203
Published: Public Library of Science (PLoS) 2024
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Abstract: Autistic people are more likely to experience stigma, communication barriers and anxiety during healthcare. Autism Health Passports (AHPs) are a communication tool that aim to provide information about healthcare needs in a standardised way. They are recommended in research and policy to improve healthcare quality.
Keywords: Autism, healthcare, diagnostic medicine, surveys, pregnancy, pain sensation, social communication, physicians
College: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences
Funders: AG, KW, AB and EH received funding for this research from the Swansea University Accelerate Health Tech Centre. Reference: 07/09/21. HM and RE's time was funded by this grant.
Issue: 5
Start Page: e0303873