Mohamed Nur Adli K.,Thurgaa R, Beulah Devakirubai G., Fatimah Zahidah F., Luqmanul, Hakim Z., Muhammad Ikram H.,Geetha S., Siti Amira J., Sabariah A.H
Autism is a complex disorder of brain development characterized by a variable mixture of compared capacity for reciprocal socio-communicative interaction. A study in Malaysia shows that the community has bad perception towards autism. This study aims to assess the knowledge and attitude of community in Dengkil towards autism. A cross sectional study was done by using universal sampling. Respondents that fulfill the inclusion & exclusion criteria were interviewed with validated questionnaires and data were analyze using SPSS. Only 47.4% of the respondents have good knowledge on autism, however 94.9% have positive attitude towards autism. A long-term health intervention program (HIP) should be implemented so that the community could increase the knowledge of autismand spread their understandings to their family and friends.
Mohamed Nur Adli K.,Thurgaa R, Beulah Devakirubai G., Fatimah Zahidah F., Luqmanul, Hakim Z., Muhammad Ikram H.,Geetha S., Siti Amira J., Sabariah A.H (2017); The Knowledge and Attitude of Autism among Community in Mukim Dengkil, Sepang, Selangor;
Int J Sci Res Publ 7(2) (ISSN: 2250-3153). http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-0217.php?rp=P626202