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Beitragstitel Stigma & Psychological Help-Seeking among Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Beitragscode P09
  1. Marjan Mohamadi University of Geneva / Institute of global health Vortragender
Präsentationsform Poster
  • 09 - Prävention
Abstract Introduction: Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder lead to stigmatizing the child and therefore his/her parents. These parents might suffer from depression and/or anxiety disorders. Stigma can affect help-seeking behavior; Yet it is not clear in the parents of children with ASD in the community of Iran.

Method: This is a descriptive study (n=141) which shows correlation and regression between stigma (by Affiliate Stigma scale) and psychological help-seeking (by ATSPPH-SF scale) among parents of children with ASD.

Result: Results show that stigma is significantly and negatively related to help-seeking(r=-0.17, P-0.046). So the higher score in help-seeking, the lower score in stigma is predictable.

Conclusion: Prevention is a key point in mental health care of people who are exposed to stressful situations such as parents of children with ASD. Paying more attention to the psychological health of them, providing support and encouraging for seeking professional help, having better understanding about burden of their life like stigma and planing to reduce stigma seems needed in Iran.