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Aspergers syndrom: En enkätundersökning om åsikter rörande att Aspergers syndrom försvinner som egen diagnos och införlivas i autismspektrumtillstånd.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]


In 2013, the diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome will be eliminated as a stand-alone diagnosis, to be subsumed into the existing diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. In this paper, a study with the objective of emphasizing current opinions regarding the change in diagnosis is performed. Another objective is to examine the connection between identity and diagnosis. The study therefore targets people with a diagnosis, in this case Asperger’s syndrome.

The empirical material of the study has been collected through a quantitative web-based survey. It has thereafter been studied and analyzed using findings from previous research and theoretical concepts.

The study concludes that a majority of the respondents have a negative attitude towards the change in diagnosis. The result also suggests that, in this study, there is a correlation between the attitude regarding the change in diagnosis, and the view that the own diagnosis is an important part of one’s identity.

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2012. , 47 p.
Keyword [en]
Asperger’s syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, identity, diagnosis, affinity
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-167864OAI: diva2:488627
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-02-07 Created: 2012-02-01 Last updated: 2012-02-07Bibliographically approved

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