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Ramezani A, Sharifi M. (2024). Consideration of the E-Health Literacy of Preschool Children’s Parents in Zanjan City. IEEPJ. 6(1), 1-28. doi:10.22034/6.1.1
URL: http://ieepj.hormozgan.ac.ir/article-1-766-en.html
1- Assistant Professor of Educational Management, Department of Educational Administration, Farhangian University, Tehran, Iran. , a.ramezani@cfu.ac.ir
2- Teaching English student, Department of English language Teaching, Farhangian University, zanjan, Iran
Abstract:   (405 Views)
Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the level of electronic mental health literacy among parents of preschool children and to investigate the relationship between their literacy level and their knowledge of common mental health disorders and their children's problems.
Methods: Survey data were collected from 14 preschool children in Zanjan City and analyzed using descriptive statistical methods. Parents completed online mental health status questionnaires about their knowledge of common mental health disorders among children.
Results: The results indicated that the electronic mental health literacy of parents was high, while their knowledge of their children's mental health disorders was low. Only 8.6% of them were able to correctly diagnose all three disorders presented, and among them, 40% diagnosed attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, 20% diagnosed autism, and 6.35% diagnosed separation anxiety disorder.  Parents with high levels of electronic mental health literacy were receptive to professional help and sought information to solve their children's behavioral problems. Children of parents with low electronic mental health literacy were more likely to experience higher rates of mental disorders. The risk of children of parents with low electronic mental health literacy being more prone to mental disorders.
Conclusions: The research findings are used to inform stakeholders about the use of online resources in diagnosing children's mental health status and promoting timely intervention
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Educational Psychology
Received: 2023/08/30 | Accepted: 2024/01/27 | Published: 2024/03/11

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