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Mirzaei F, Cheraghi F, Khazai S, Rezaei M, Seyedi M, mohammadi F. Emotional Face Recognition Training on Parental Competence in Children with Autism. Pajouhan Sci J. 2022; 20 (2) :95-102
URL: http://psj.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-769-en.html
1- Student Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
2- Chronic Diseases (Home Care) Research Center, Department of Pediatric Nursing, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
3- Health Sciences Research Center, Health Sciences & Technology Research Institute, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.
4- Department of Speech Therapy, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Autism Spectrum Disorders Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
5- Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Autism Spectrum Disorders Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
6- Chronic Diseases (Home Care) Research Center and Autism Spectrum Disorders Research Center, Department of Nursing, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran , mohammadifateme47@yahoo.com
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Background and Objectives: Disability to recognize an emotional state is one of the most important behavioral problems in children with autism severely affects their interactions and consequently their parents' parental competence. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the effect of emotional states on parental competence in children with autism.
Materials and Methods: The present study is a clinical trial study. Autistic children with autism were block randomly assigned to intervention and control groups. Children in the intervention group received ten 45-minute training sessions using 40 images related to four states of happiness, sadness, anger, and fear. Mothers in both groups completed the questionnaires at the beginning and one day after
the intervention.

Results: Emotional state training has improved parental competence in the intervention group. Also, there was a statistically significant difference in the total and dimensional score of parental competence between the two groups (P< 0.001).
Conclusions: Teaching emotional states to children with autism improved parental competence in mothers. Accordingly, it is suggested that facial education be placed in the educational priorities of these children.

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Type of Study: Research Article | Subject: Psychology and Psychiatry
Received: 2021/08/15 | Accepted: 2021/09/13 | Published: 2022/05/31

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