Autism Research and Treatment / 2015 / Article / Tab 5

Research Article

Knowledge of Childhood Autism and Challenges of Management among Medical Doctors in Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria

Table 5

Major challenges in the management of autism as indicated by 19 participants.

Major challengeNumber of indicating participants (%)

Dearth of speech and behavioural therapists19 (100)
High cost of patient evaluation19 (100)
Poor understanding and acceptance of autism by caregivers15 (79)
High default rate from follow-up care10 (52.6)

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