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Parents caring for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often report increased levels of stress, depression and anxiety. Unmet mental health needs of caregiving parents pose a significant risk to the psychological, physical and social well-being of the parents of a child suffering from ASD, and jeopardize the adaptive functioning of the family, as well as the potential of the child suffering from ASD. The purpose of this work is to summarize the results of studies conducted among parents caring for a child with ASD in which the effectiveness of interventions in the field of mental health was studied. Search strategy. PubMed, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and Scopus databases were searched to identify studies that met the following criteria: intervention was provided to parents caring for a child with ASD under the age of 18; the design of the study made it possible to compare the results by groups; and indicators of the mental health of the parents caring were used. The search was limited to the human population, research in English and Russian. Each included study was evaluated according to the control sheets of AMSTAR-2, CONSORT 2010. Results. We analyzed the results of three systematic reviews and meta-analyses, as well as seven randomized clinical trials (RCTs). Currently, there are no unified approaches to the application of programs for parents of children with ASD, contributing to the maintenance of psychological health and the development of coping skills with feelings of tension and stress. Conclusions. The results show that an integrated educational program for parents developed for caregivers of children with ASD can have a positive impact on the quality of life of caregivers associated with mental health.
Lyazzat Kosherbayeva1-2, Kamshat Tolganbaeva1, 0000-0003-2388-7110 Sandugash Kurmanalina1, Laura Kozhageldiyeva2, 1 Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan; 2 Suleyman Demirel University, Almaty, Kazakhstan.
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Kosherbayeva L., Tolganbaeva K., Kurmanalina S., Kozhageldiyeva L. Psychological support for parents raising children with autism spectrum disorders // Nauka i Zdravookhranenie [Science & Healthcare]. 2023, (Vol.25) 3, pp. 214-222. DOI 10.34689/SH.2023.25.3.028

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