1. Introduction

This research is sponsored by the John and Lorna Wing Foundation as part of a follow-up to the 2014 project 'Autism in Pink'.
You will find more information on http://www.autisminpink.net/

The overall project is working on creating resources for GPs and other professionals, and for women on the autism spectrum. We also aim to increase public awareness and understanding of some of the difficulties faced by autistic women.

In this survey we are exploring perceived anxiety levels and personal wellbeing, and similarities/differences therein between adult males and females on the autism spectrum. 
We do acknowledge that the male/female distinction is not clear-cut, and that the reality of the situation is far more complex, but this is a preliminary investigation, so please help us to gather some initial results. 
 
We are also investigating how anxiety and wellbeing in autistic adults may/may not differ from 'neurotypical' adults, that is, adults who are not on the autism spectrum.
 
We need responses from adults aged over 18 and living in the UK:

Thank you very much to all the non-autistic females who have completed this survey, and who have followed this link intending to do so. We have lots of responses from you and not many from the other sub-groups, so we don't need you to respond for the moment, but please encourage people you know from the other sub-groups. 

These are the sub-groups that we need more responses from:
  • Females on the autism spectrum
  • Males on the autism spectrum
  • Non-autistic males
 
Please respond to the 2 questionnaires, and to the questions about your gender, age and diagnosis on the following pages.
 
The 2 questionnaires are: 
 
GAD7 - Generalised Anxiety Disorder 7-item Scale:
Source: Spitzer RL, Kroenke K, Williams JBW, Lowe B. A brief measure for assessing generalized anxiety
disorder. Arch Inern Med. 2006;166:1092-1097
 
PWI-A - Personal Wellbeing Index-Adult:
International Wellbeing Group (2006). Personal Wellbeing Index: 4th Edition. Melbourne: Australian
Centre on Quality of Life, Deakin University

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