Roles of Digital Technology in Sustaining Mental Health among Parent of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) during Pandemic Covid-19

Authors

  • Shafiah Rosli Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, UiTM Cawangan Selangor, Kampus Puncak Alam, Malaysia
  • Nur Azma Amin Section of Environmental Healthcare, Universiti Kuala Lumpur Institute of Medical Science Technology, Malaysia
  • Suryanto Suryanto School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Science, Universitas Brawijaya, Malang, Indonesia
  • Kartini Ilias Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, UiTM Cawangan Selangor, Kampus Puncak Alam, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i19.3257

Abstract

This conceptual paper illustrates the issues, aims and significance of the ongoing study on the mental health of parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) during the COVID-19 Pandemic and the role of digital technology that helps sustain well-being among parents of children with ASD. The recent COVID-19 situation lockdown and social distancing were reported to have intensified the behavioural effects on ASD children and further deteriorated the parents' mental health. Therefore, seeking related information and sharing experiences amongst parents of ASD's children is crucial to sustaining the parent's mental health.

Keywords: digital technology, mental health, the parent with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) children, Pandemic Covid-19

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.v7i19.3257

Published

2022-03-31

How to Cite

Rosli , S. ., Amin, N. A. ., Suryanto , S. ., & Ilias , K. . (2022). Roles of Digital Technology in Sustaining Mental Health among Parent of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) during Pandemic Covid-19 . Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 7(19), 173-179. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i19.3257

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