Social Support and Perceived Stress among Parents of Children with Special Needs in Tagbilaran City, Bohol

Authors

  • Ballesteros Ian Miguel College of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy University of Bohol, Philippines
  • Bulacoy Zyra Dioza Ann College of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy University of Bohol, Philippines https://orcid.org/0009-0002-4566-0590
  • Enriquez Ezra Maree College of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy University of Bohol, Philippines https://orcid.org/0009-0005-3987-5757
  • Felisan Hannah Mae College of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy University of Bohol, Philippines
  • Halasan Chloie Marie College of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy University of Bohol, Philippines
  • Langcamon Alessandro Miguel College of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy University of Bohol, Philippines https://orcid.org/0009-0008-9963-4703
  • Salinas Christine Gaile College of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy University of Bohol, Philippines
  • June Grace Epe College of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy University of Bohol, Philippines https://orcid.org/0009-0007-2219-2735
  • Marilou V. Fudalan College of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy University of Bohol, Philippines

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54536/ajmri.v3i3.2766

Keywords:

Children with Special Needs, Occupational Therapy, Parental Stress, Physical Therapy, Social Support, Special Education

Abstract

Stress is a prevalent emotional strain experienced by parents in response to the inherent challenges of child-rearing. This study aimed to comprehensively evaluate the levels of social support and perceived stress among parents of children with special needs undergoing pediatric rehabilitation. This study utilized a quantitative descriptive survey methodology with the aid of the Turkish Adaptation of the Family Needs Survey (FNS) and the Parental Stress Scale (PSS). A total of 50 participants were enrolled through convenience sampling. Statistical analysis of the gathered data revealed notable demographic characteristics among respondents, with a predominant representation of individuals aged 41-50, female, married, and with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) undergoing occupational and speech therapy. The findings indicated a moderate level of support from various sources, including family and friends, educational institutions, community services, and financial and government assistance. However, the evaluation did not reveal a statistically significant difference between the extent of social support received by parents and the perceived stress they reported experiencing.

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Published

2024-05-15

How to Cite

Ballesteros, I. M., Bulacoy, Z. D. A., Enriquez, E. M., Felisan, H. M., Halasan, C. M., Langcamon, A. M., Salinas, C. G., Epe, J. G., & Fudalan, M. V. (2024). Social Support and Perceived Stress among Parents of Children with Special Needs in Tagbilaran City, Bohol. American Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Innovation, 3(3), 29–34. https://doi.org/10.54536/ajmri.v3i3.2766

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