ความสัมพันธ์ระหว่างคุณภาพชีวิตของผู้ดูแลกับ ปัญหาพฤติกรรมของเด็กในสถานสงเคราะห์

  • Phenprapha Hemmanee Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University
  • Winitra Kaewpila Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University
Keywords: quality of life, caregivers, behavioral problems, foster care, คุณภาพชีวิต ผู้ดูแลเด็ก ปัญหาพฤติกรรมเด็ก สถานสงเคราะห์

Abstract

Objectives : To determine the association between quality of life of caregivers and
behavioral problems of children in foster care.
Methods : This cross-sectional descriptive study obtained data from 113 girls (11-16
years) and 12 caregivers in Rajvithi Home for Girls. The research instruments consisted of
the self-administered questionnaires regarding demographic characteristics of children
and caregivers, The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire(SDQ) (self-report) for
evaluating children’s behavioral problems, The World Health Organization Quality of life
Brief-Thai and The Thai Mental Health Indicator(TMHI-15) for evaluating the caregivers’
quality of life. Data were analyzed using percentage, mean and chi-square test.
Results : Among 12 caregivers. All of them had high level quality of life in psychological
aspect, 66.7% had high level quality of life. Among 113 children, the SDQ found
behavioral risk group and behavioral problems in 38 % of the children. The most common
behavioral problems were relationship problems with friends in 43 children (38%). We
also found that the quality of life of caregivers was significantly associated with emotional
problems of children in foster care. (p = 0.044)
Conclusions : The present study found that the quality of life of caregivers was associated
with emotional problems of children in foster care. Therefore, raising quality of life of
caregivers should be considered for health promotion in children and caregivers in
foster care.

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Author Biography

Phenprapha Hemmanee, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University

Objectives : To determine the association between quality of life of caregivers and
behavioral problems of children in foster care.
Methods : This cross-sectional descriptive study obtained data from 113 girls (11-16
years) and 12 caregivers in Rajvithi Home for Girls. The research instruments consisted of
the self-administered questionnaires regarding demographic characteristics of children
and caregivers, The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire(SDQ) (self-report) for
evaluating children’s behavioral problems, The World Health Organization Quality of life
Brief-Thai and The Thai Mental Health Indicator(TMHI-15) for evaluating the caregivers’
quality of life. Data were analyzed using percentage, mean and chi-square test.
Results : Among 12 caregivers. All of them had high level quality of life in psychological
aspect, 66.7% had high level quality of life. Among 113 children, the SDQ found
behavioral risk group and behavioral problems in 38 % of the children. The most common
behavioral problems were relationship problems with friends in 43 children (38%). We
also found that the quality of life of caregivers was significantly associated with emotional
problems of children in foster care. (p = 0.044)
Conclusions : The present study found that the quality of life of caregivers was associated
with emotional problems of children in foster care. Therefore, raising quality of life of
caregivers should be considered for health promotion in children and caregivers in
foster care.

Published
2018-03-29
How to Cite
Hemmanee, P., & Kaewpila, W. (2018). ความสัมพันธ์ระหว่างคุณภาพชีวิตของผู้ดูแลกับ ปัญหาพฤติกรรมของเด็กในสถานสงเคราะห์. Journal of the Psychiatric Association of Thailand, 63(1), 13-20. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JPAT/article/view/117155