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Stress in parents of children with autism: A Malaysian experience

Ahmad Basri, Nadzirah and Nik Hashim, Nik Nur Wahidah (2019) Stress in parents of children with autism: A Malaysian experience. Intellectual Discourse, 27 (Special Issue 2019). pp. 923-943. ISSN 0128-4878 E-ISSN 2289-5639

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This study examines differences in parental stress between parents of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) children (n=21) and Typically Developed (TD) children (n=41) in Malaysia. This study also compares the ages of parents of ASD children with parents of TD children with stress as a variable in these parents. Parents completed the Parental Stress Index (brief Malay version) and a socio-demographic questionnaire. Parents with ASD children were found to be significantly more stressed compared to parents of TD children (p<0.001). Significant scores were also found in the Parent-Child Dysfunctional Interaction (P-CDI) sub-scale (p<0.001) as well as Difficult Child (DC) and Parental Distress (PD) sub-scales with lower significance (p<0.05). Results also indicate that the 30-35-year-old age group among ASD parents was significantly found to be more stressed compared with parents of TD children of the same ages. Implications of the findings regarding support and intervention for families with ASD are also discussed.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 8260/77502
Uncontrolled Keywords: Autism Spectrum Disorder,parental stress, Parenting Stress Index short form, age, Malaysia
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF636 Applied psychology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Psychiatry
Depositing User: Dr Nadzirah Ahmad Basri
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2019 11:38
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2020 15:19
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/77502

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