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|Title: ||Awareness of Care Needed for Children with Autism among Their Mothers|
|Authors: ||Helmy Mohamed, Nehad.|
T. El-Nady, Mona.
|Keywords: ||Awareness, Care Needed, Autistic Children.|
|Issue Date: ||2011 |
|Publisher: ||Medical Information and Publishing Center (MIPC)|
|Citation: ||The New Egyptian Journal of Medicine|
|Abstract: ||The study aimed to assess the mothers’ awareness of care needed for their autistic children and to identify the effect of an educational program on their knowledge and practices regarding autism. Design, a quasi experimental research design was used to conduct this study. Setting, the study was conducted at Psychiatric Out–Patient, Pediatric Clinic, in El-Abbassia Psychiatric Mental Health Hospital. Sampling, a sample of 100 mothers having children with autism was selected in the period from June to November, 2010. Tools for data collection, Socio-demographic data sheet for both children and their mothers as age, gender, educational level, occupation. Questionnaire sheet developed by the researchers to assess knowledge of mothers about autism it contains items related to (meaning, causes, symptoms, treatment of autism, social and emotional needs of their children). Findings, the study results revealed that, more than half of the autistic children (68%) aged between 8-12 years and less than three–fourth of them (72%) were male. As regard educational level, 41% were at the primary level and more than eighty percent (84%) were 3 or more rank order. Twenty percent of the study subjects have knowledge regarding meaning of autism, in relation to signs and symptoms of autism, less than half of the study sample having knowledge about signs and symptoms of autistic children ,while about one quarters of the participants having knowledge for social needs regarding autistic children Conclusion: education on childhood autism is needed and can be provided through continuing education and emphasizing childhood autism in their training curriculum Recommendation, nurses should re¬ceive adequate training courses in children care physically, emotionally and socially. In order to improve their skills in health education for mothers toward their children care.|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Nursing|
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