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International Journal of Home Science

2022, VOL. 8 ISSUE 3, PART C

Knowledge and nutrition awareness of parents of Autistic children in selected centers “Khartoum State”

Author(s): Nadia AbdelRahim Khogali Salih, Niama Mirghani Ibrahim, Faiza Hassan Othman, Hanaa Abduh Ebrah and Maroa Hossen Farg
Abstract:
The aim of the study was to identify parent’s knowledge about autism, dietary pattern and health problems of autistic. Across-sectional descriptive study was conducted among 50 parents in selected centers in Khartoum State. Result indicated that parent’s knowledge about autistic children characteristics was (67.3%). The score knowledge of parents about nutrition need, health problems for these children were (63%) and (50.8%) respectively. The overall score knowledge and nutrition awareness of parents of autistic children was (60.4%), which indicate moderate adequate knowledge. Recommendation from the study suggested that; availability of nutritionist in the autistic centers is highly recommended, regular nutrition assessment of children is essential, and mothers must give more attention to their children dietary habits.
Pages: 163-166  |  21 Views  5 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Nadia AbdelRahim Khogali Salih, Niama Mirghani Ibrahim, Faiza Hassan Othman, Hanaa Abduh Ebrah, Maroa Hossen Farg. Knowledge and nutrition awareness of parents of Autistic children in selected centers “Khartoum State” . Int J Home Sci 2022;8(3):163-166. DOI: 10.22271/23957476.2022.v8.i3c.1368
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