The role of social support in participation perspectives of caregivers of children with intellectual disabilities in India and South Africa

Show simple item record Dada, Shakila Bastable, Kirsty Halder, Santoshi 2021-05-14T06:37:35Z 2021-05-14T06:37:35Z 2020-09
dc.description.abstract Caregivers are an intrinsic component of the environment of children with intellectual disabilities. However, caregivers’ capacity to support children’s participation may be linked to the social support that they, as caregivers, receive. Social support may increase participation, educational, psychological, medical and financial opportunities. However, there is a lack of information on social support in middle-income countries. The current study described and compared the social support of caregivers of children with intellectual disabilities by using the Family Support Survey (FSS) in India and South Africa. The different types of social support were subsequently considered in relation to participation, using the Children’s Assessment of Participation and Enjoyment (CAPE). One hundred caregiver–child dyads from India and 123 from South Africa participated in this study. The data were analysed using non-parametric measures. Indian caregivers reported greater availability of more helpful support than did the South African caregivers. Social support was associated with children’s participation diversity (India) and intensity (South Africa). The child-/caregiver-reported participation data showed different associations with participation. Results from this study suggest that perceived social support of caregivers differs between countries and is associated with their child’s participation. These factors need to be considered when generalising results from different countries. en_ZA
dc.description.department Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (CAAC) en_ZA
dc.description.librarian pm2021 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship National Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences/Indian Council of Social Science Research. en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Dada, S.; Bastable, K.; Halder, S. The Role of Social Support in Participation Perspectives of Caregivers of Children with Intellectual Disabilities in India and South Africa. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2020, 17, 6644. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1660-4601 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.3390/ijerph17186644
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher MDPI en_ZA
dc.rights © 2020 by the authors. Licensee: MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license. en_ZA
dc.subject Social support en_ZA
dc.subject Family support survey en_ZA
dc.subject Participation en_ZA
dc.subject Intellectual disabilities en_ZA
dc.subject Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) en_ZA
dc.subject Caregivers en_ZA
dc.subject Children with intellectual disabilities en_ZA
dc.subject India en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_ZA
dc.title The role of social support in participation perspectives of caregivers of children with intellectual disabilities in India and South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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