Psychological Distress and Related Factors Among Parents Having Children With Cleft Lip and Palate Disorder: Evidence From Sri Lanka (80171)

Session Information: Psychology and Social Psychology
Session Chair: Duchduen Bhanthumnavin

Sunday, 26 May 2024 11:50
Session: Session 2
Room: Room 605
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

This study investigates the psychological distress (PPD) experienced by parents of children with cleft lip and palate disorders in Sri Lanka. The challenges associated with societal perceptions, medical interventions, and emotional impact on both parents and the affected child are explored. The research aims to assess PPD prevalence and associated factors, emphasizing the need for tailored support systems in the Sri Lankan context.
A cross-sectional study was conducted at the Dental Hospital, Peradeniya, the largest dental hospital in Sri Lanka. PPD was measured using the General Health Questionnaire‑30 (GHQ-30). Data on cleft site and associated disabilities were collected from clinical records. Chi-square and multivariate logistic regression were employed for data analysis.
From 384 parents revealed a 34% prevalence of PPD. Chi-square analysis identified significant associations with the child's age, family income, family structure, prior knowledge on cleft lip and palate disorders (CLPD), cleft site, and associated disabilities. Multivariate logistic regression highlighted that the child's age, family structure, cleft of the hard and soft palate, feeding difficulties, and speech problems were significant predictors of PPD.
This study contributes valuable insights into the multifaceted nature of PPD among parents of children with cleft lip and palate disorders in Sri Lanka, emphasizing the necessity for targeted interventions to enhance parental well-being in the face of these challenges.
Keywords: Cleft lip, cleft palate, parental psychological distress

Aruni Senavirathne, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Prasanna Jayasekara, MInistry of Health, Sri Lanka

About the Presenter(s)
Aruni M.K Senavirathne is a Doctoral student at the University of Colombo, and a Dental Surgeon and Dental Public Health Specialist attached to Ministry of Health Sri Lanka.

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