Self-reported psychological disorders among the mothers of children with an autism spectrum disorder, type 1 diabetes mellitus, and typically developed children [post]

Ahmed Malalla Al-Ansari, Mohammed Ismail Janahi, Abdulrahman Jamal AlTourah, Haitham Ali Jahrami, Mansour Bin Rajab
2020 unpublished
ObjectivesTo assess the prevalence of symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress among mothers of children of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), type 1 diabetes, and typically developed (TD).Method. The study sample comprised mothers of children with ASD ( Group 1; n = 116), diabetes mellitus (Group 2; n = 43 ), and a control group of mothers with TD children.ResultsBoth groups 1 and 2 had higher scores of depression (37.86), anxiety (4.58), and stress (29.81) in DASS-21 in comparison to control
more » ... mparison to control (P = 0.015). On PSS-14 The mean score on PSS-14 were: group 1 (27.61), group 2 (28.63) and control (25.87) (p = 0.004). Group 1 scored higher scores for depression domain (p = 0.046) whereas group 2 for anxiety domain (p = 0.034) and stress domain (p = 0.009) in comparison to TD group on DASS-21.ConclusionMothers of children with ASD should be assessed for the presence of depression following diagnosis. Mothers of children with type 1 diabetes required careful monitoring for the effects of anxiety and stress on their mental health, therefore their ability to cope with a management plan.
doi:10.21203/ fatcat:cuvi5noy3rgvbl37dbhggq3bie