The Effects of Behavioral Family Counseling Program on Alcohol Consumption in Persons with Alcohol Dependence

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Sirinan Wangmukklang
Penpaktr Uthis
Sunisa Suktrakul

Abstract

Purpose: 1) To compare alcohol consumption in persons with alcohol dependence before and after receiving behavioral family counseling programs. 2) To compare alcohol consumption in persons with alcohol dependence who received behavioral family counseling programs and those who received regular nursing care.


Design: Quasi-experimental research


Methods: The samples were 50 families of persons with alcohol dependence and his family member who received services at the inpatient department in Nakhon Ratchasima Rajanagarindra Psychiatric Hospital. The research instruments are: 1) Behavioral family counseling program 2) Demographic questionnaire 3) Timeline follow back (TLFB) 4) Family relationship scale and 5) Alcohol use disorders identification test (AUDIT). All instruments were verified for content validity. The reliability of TLFB was reported by Pearson Correlation as of .94. The reliability of the family relationship scale and AUDIT had Cronbach’s alpha coefficient reliability of .90 and .90. Descriptive statistics and t-test were used in Data analysis.


Findings: 1) After the experiment, the alcohol consumption of persons with alcohol dependence who received behavioral family counseling programs was significantly different than that before at p.05. 2) After the experiment, the alcohol consumption of persons with alcohol dependence who received behavioral family counseling programs was significantly different from those who received regular care at p.05.


Conclusion: Behavioral family counseling program reduced alcohol consumption of persons with alcohol dependence. The result was according to the assumptions.

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