Parents’ Perception about Autistic Children: a Descriptive Study

  • Maria Irisanny Kalliny Coelho Monte Student of Nursing, Integrated Faculty of Grande Fortaleza, Fortaleza, Brazil.
  • Wanderson Alves Martins Student of Nursing, Integrated Faculty of Grande Fortaleza, Fortaleza, Brazil.
  • Jackeline Bezerra Torres Student of Nursing, Integrated Faculty of Grande Fortaleza, Fortaleza, Brazil
  • Leonardo Alexandrino Da Silva Student of Nursing, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil.
  • Marcela Ariadne Braga Gomes Tomé Nurse. Student of Nursing Undergraduate Program, Master level, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil.
  • Maria Isabelly Fernandes Da Costa Nurse. Student of Nursing Undergraduate Program, Master level, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil.
  • Francisca Andrea Marques de Albuquerque Nurse. Professor at the Graduate Nursing Course of Integrated Faculty of Grande Fortaleza, Fortaleza, Brazil.
  • Mirna Albuquerque Frota Nurse. Ph.D. Professor at the Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Course of University of Fortaleza, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil.
  • Fabiane do Amaral Gubert Nurse. Ph.D. Professor at the Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Course of Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil.
  • Marilia Braga Marques Nurse. Ph.D. Professor at the Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Course of Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil.
  • Janaina Fonseca Victor Coutinho Nurse. Ph.D. Professor at the Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Course of Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil.
  • Mariana Cavalcante Martins Universidade Federal do Ceara (UFC)
  • Paula Sacha Frota Nogueira Nurse. Ph.D. Professor at the Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Course of Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil.
  • Patricia Neyva Costa Pinheiro Nurse. Ph.D. Professor at the Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Course of Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil.
  • Eveline Pinheiro Beserra Nurse. Ph.D. Professor at the Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Course of Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil
  • Viviane Mamede Vasconcelos Nurse. Ph.D. Professor at the Graduate Nursing Course of Integrated Faculty of Grande Fortaleza, Fortaleza, Brazil.

Abstract

Introduction: the infantile autism is a developmental disorder that affects social interaction, language, cognition and quality of life. Objective: describing the parents’ perception about daily care for autistic children. Methods: it was a descriptive and qualitative study performed with parents of autistic children attending a reference health center in a Brazilian city. A semi-structured interview was used to collect data. The participants gave information about their socioeconomic status, daily care activities, hope and social interaction. Results: based on the speeches of the participants, the following categories were described: negative feelings about the disorder; the (in)dependent autistic children and future perspectives for them; family acceptance of autism, which required appropriated changes in the family environment. Conclusion: analyzing the parents’ perception of autism is essential because it enables the multidisciplinary group of health professionals to establish adequate and specific health interventions.

Published
Aug 22, 2016
How to Cite
COELHO MONTE, Maria Irisanny Kalliny et al. Parents’ Perception about Autistic Children: a Descriptive Study. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, aug. 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1745>. Date accessed: 19 nov. 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/2056.
Section
Nursing

Keywords

Quality of Life; Autistic Disorder.

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