Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2022; 26 (16): 5786-5792

DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_202208_29516

Research on PEP-3 psychological education evaluation system for disabled children and autistic children in minority areas

G.-Z. Chen, W.-L. Chang, W.-W. Tan, Y.-Y. Lin, L.-L. Huang, M. Chen, J.-S. Jiang, T.-Y. Chang, Y. Shi

Guangxi Zhuangzhu Autonomous Region Disabled Rehabilitation Research Center, Nanning, China. jw2008c@hotmail.com


OBJECTIVE: Rehabilitation of disabled children with autism has become a challenge for current rehabilitation centres. This study conducted psychological investigations on disabled children and analysed the symptoms and characteristics of autism in these children to develop more reasonable rehabilitation treatment plans that would help the children receive psychological counselling and effective rehabilitation.

SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This study investigated 107 disabled children from the Disabled Rehabilitation Research Centre of the South China Minority Autonomous Region. Using the PEP-3 scale as a research tool, a questionnaire was developed to investigate and collect data on the mental health of disabled children. The survey was conducted from 2017 to 2021, and 107 children’s mental health data were collected in the form of questionnaires based on PEP-3 evaluation indicators. After cleaning the data, the questionnaire data were screened and processed. Descriptive statistical and correlation analysis tools were used for model analysis to understand the overall data distribution and the potential relationships among various data variables.

RESULTS: The results of correlation analysis showed that cognition, language expression, language understanding, emotion, and social interaction in the subtest of developmental behaviour were the main indicators of the degree of autism in children. These indicators had a strong and significant correlation with the comprehensive score. Moreover, these indicators had a significant correlation with the individual self-care and adaptive behaviours reported by the children’s caregivers. Small muscles, big muscles, and imitation (vision and movement) indicators had a significant correlation with problematic behaviours and physical fitness, and language and cognitive indicators also had a strong correlation with emotion and social interaction.

CONCLUSIONS: Emphasis should be placed on the improvement of the language and cognitive abilities of disabled children with autism, and corresponding rehabilitation plans, and training can be formulated according to children with different degrees of illness to get a better rehabilitation outcome. Further, identification of key indicators of autism will be of help in aiding the development of rehabilitation treatment for disabled children with autism and formulation of long-term rehabilitation plans.

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G.-Z. Chen, W.-L. Chang, W.-W. Tan, Y.-Y. Lin, L.-L. Huang, M. Chen, J.-S. Jiang, T.-Y. Chang, Y. Shi
Research on PEP-3 psychological education evaluation system for disabled children and autistic children in minority areas

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Year: 2022
Vol. 26 - N. 16
Pages: 5786-5792
DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_202208_29516