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Children's families with Down Syndrome: opinion on support parental satisfaction and social support services

Grant number: 20/01303-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2020
Effective date (End): July 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Education
Principal Investigator:Fabiana Cia
Grantee:Kananda Fernanda Montes
Host Institution: Centro de Educação e Ciências Humanas (CECH). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


The family is the main and first environment in which the child establishes relation. When families of children with Down syndrome are considered, often they need support and information on how they can properly stimulate their children, beyond the need for support arising from the demands arising from the syndrome itself. Considering these assumptions, the research objectives will be: (a) to identify and analyze support services, parental satisfaction and social support of families of children with Down syndrome and (b) relate parental satisfaction and social support with sociodemographic data of families of children with Down syndrome. The research will be conducted with approximately 15 fathers, mothers or guardians of children (aged between four and eight years) with Down syndrome. To achieve the objectives will be used the following instruments: Social Support Questionnaire, Parental Satisfaction Questionnaire and a semi-structured interview script. For data collection an interview will be conducted individually. The results will be qualitative and quantitative. Qualitative data will be categorically analyzed and quantitative data through measures of central tendency and dispersion. To correlate the variables will be used the Pearson correlation test. These results will provide subsidies for educational intervention programs aimed at this population. (AU)

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