Mental Health Literacy among Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Condition: A concept paper

Authors

  • Kartini Ilias Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, UiTM Cawangan Selangor Kampus Puncak Alam
  • Siti Amirah Syarafana Shalihin Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, UiTM Cawangan Selangor, Kampus Puncak Alam
  • Ahmad Zamir Che Daud Centre of Occupational Therapy Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, UiTM Cawangan Selangor Kampus Puncak Alam
  • Tomonari Hayasaka Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Kyorin University, Tokyo, Japan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i19.3252

Keywords:

mental health literacy; mental health; parents with Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) children; concept paper

Abstract

Parents of children with Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) are highly exposed to mental health problems. Low mental health literacy is one of the barriers in accessing mental health services provided, leaving mental health problems untreated, yet mental health literacy among parents of children with ASC is poorly understood. This conceptual paper of the ongoing study aims to emphasize the significance of understanding the mental health literacy concept within the specific population. Findings will be able to highlight the implications of mental health literacy among parents of children with ASC and will also provide further opportunities to explore the literature gap.

Keywords: mental health literacy; mental health; parents with Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) children; concept paper

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2022. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i19.3252

Published

2022-03-31

How to Cite

Ilias, K., Shalihin, S. A. S., Che Daud, A. Z. ., & Hayasaka, T. . (2022). Mental Health Literacy among Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Condition: A concept paper. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 7(19), 157-162. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i19.3252

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