Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : down syndrome


ANALYSIS OF EITHER AUTISM OR DOWN SYNDROME BABY MOTHERS MENTAL HEALTH

V. Bhavani

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 10, Pages 2452-2473
DOI: 10.31838/ejmcm.07.10.262

The key purpose of this research was to review and analyze the psychological health of women whose children had either Autism or Down syndrome. Observed in the present research, the mental state of the moms, who are primary care providers to their 'special' infants, is of considerable concern when evaluating the literature gathered. The data was obtained using Jagadish & Srivastava's constructed and structured Mental Health Inventory (MHI) with the aid of a purposeful sampling method. The tool's credibility has been already defined by the creator. The pilot study was carried out on 30 participants (l5 moms of autistic children & l5 moms of children with Down syndrome).The hypothesis are formulated for collecting and analyzing the data. The data collection was done in ‘special’ schools. They were located in Alwarpet, Raja anamalaipuram, Basentnagar and Neelangarai. The test was administered to the mothers of children with either autism or down syndrome. The data was tabulated and statistically analyzed. The formulated hypothesis was tested and conclusions were drawn from the findings. The results of the study found that the mum's total mental health of 'special' kids is low. There is about the same level of psychological health for the children and families with either autism condition or down syndrome.