Factors Affecting Quality of Life in Caregivers of Children with Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) at Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinic, Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health (QSNICH)

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Jinnapat Yodkraisri

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Objective: 1) study quality of life in caregivers of children with attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at psychiatric of child and adolescent department of Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health and 2) study factors affecting quality of life in caregivers of children with attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at psychiatric of child and adolescent department of Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health.


Method: 345 samples were chosen from ADHD caregivers who had more than two appointments, were between the ages of 20 - 50. The questionnaires were used to collect the data.


Result: The majority of the samples are female 88.7%, age over 41 years old 55.7%, education is in high-school or equal 40.9%, most are marriage/together 73.3%, family monthly income (all family members) is 15,000–30,000 baht 39.7%, having 2-3 children 58.2% and parents are the primary caregivers 70.7%. The samples displayed high level of stress, low level of resilience quotient compare to norms, and non-good level of quality of life. The hypothesis test was found that the different personal factors of caregivers were not different on quality of life. The levels of stress and resilience quotient were affected to quality of life of caregivers of children with ADHD at psychiatric of child and adolescent department of Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health under investigation at 77.3 percent (p-value ≤ .05). Stress could predict quality of life of caregivers at highness level following resilience quotient with a regression coefficient of -567 and 255 respectively.


Conclusion: The stress and resilience quotient were significantly affected to quality of life of caregivers of children with ADHD at psychiatric of child and adolescent department of Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health

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Yodkraisri, J. (2022). Factors Affecting Quality of Life in Caregivers of Children with Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) at Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinic, Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health (QSNICH). Journal of the Psychiatric Association of Thailand, 67(1), 7–20. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JPAT/article/view/251086
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