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Qigong

Qigong is a form of traditional Chinese mind-body exercise and meditation that uses slow and precise body movements with controlled breathing and mental focusing to improve balance, flexibility, muscle strength, and overall health.

QoLA

QoLA is an acronym for the Quality of Life in Autism Questionnaire, an autism-specific measure of the quality of life for parents of children on the autism spectrum.

QPQ

QPQ is an acronym for the Quality of Play Questionnaire, a measure of the quality of the last play date and the frequency of play dates.

Qualitative Research

Qualitative research is designed to gather an in-depth understanding of human behaviour and the reasons that govern such behaviour.

Quality of Life in Autism Questionnaire (QoLA)

The Quality of Life in Autism Questionnaire (QoLA) is an autism-specific measure of the quality of life for parents of children on the autism spectrum.

Quality of Play Questionnaire (QPQ)

The Quality of Play Questionnaire (QPQ) is is a measure of the quality of the last play date and the frequency of play dates.

Quality Score

The quality score is a value assigned to represent the validity of a research study either for a specific criterion, such as concealment of allocation, or overall.

Quasi Autism

Quasi autism is a term used to describe autistic-like difficulties following very severe social deprivation in the first year of life.

Quercetin

Quercetin belongs to a group of plant pigments called flavonoids that give many fruits, flowers, and vegetables their colour.

Quetiapine

Quetiapine is a type of atypical antipsychotic drug sometimes used to treat problem behaviours in people on the autism spectrum, including hyperactivity, aggression, and repetitive behaviours.

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