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Objectives : To study the effect of reading brochure on knowledge and behavior of parents in children’s media usage supervision, children’s electronic media use behavior and the bond between children and the parent, and to find the factors that related to the aforementioned results.
Methodology : This study employed a one-group experimental pretest-posttest study design among parents and children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) aged 8-14 in the outpatient psychiatric department, Ramathibodi Hospital. Research tools included questionnaires about 1) personal information of children and parents, 2) treatment information, 3) satisfaction and the brochures usage, 4) parents’ knowledge and behaviors in children’s media usage supervision, 5) children’s electronic media use behaviors, 6) attachment between parents and children (parental bonding instrument Thai Version; PBI) and 7) 4-color brochures titled “supervision of children’s electronic media use”, 6 pages.
Results : The sample group consisted of 70 pairs of participants (seventy parents and seventy children). Fifty-eight of parents were female (82.85%) with the mean age of 43.55 years, and fifty-four of children were male (77.14%) with the mean age of 10.61 years. After reading the brochure, it was found that knowledge and behavior of parents in children’s media usage supervision, children’s electronic media use behavior and attachment between children and the parent (care domain) were more appropriate. It was found that reading the brochure, following the instructions in the brochure and the thought that the brochure content was useful and easy to follow are the factors related to the aforementioned results. Moreover, following the instructions in the brochure was the only factor associated with the children’s appropriate media use behaviors and a reduction of attachment in overprotection domain.
Conclusion : Although the internet is playing a greater role today, brochure can also be a means that enhance knowledge and behaviors of parents in supervision of children’s electronic media use, help children to use electronic media more appropriately and can strengthen the bond between parents and children. Reading and following the instruction in the brochure is one of the important factors in promoting skills and reducing the problems.
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