Knowledge and Attitude about Learning Disorders among Parents

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Sirinadda Punyapas
Kamolvisa Techapoonpon
Jariya Tarugsa
Patcharin Seree


Objectives :


1) To study level of knowledge and attitude about learning disorders among

parents caregivers of children with learning disorders 2) To study the correlation between their


knowledge and attitude. 3) To study the factors which have effect on knowledge and attitude


about learning disorders among parents.


Methods :


This was a questionnaire based on cross-sectional descriptive study. We

collected data using a questionnaire constructed and validated by experts. The data


were obtained from 100 parents whose children were diagnosed with learning disorders


and receiving treatment at Siriraj Hospital. The data gathering process was conducted between


January and December 2013.


Results :


The mean knowledge score was 9.51, which was classifi

ed as average (63.4%)

while the mean attitude score was 76.39, which was classi



ed as good (76.4%). Using the

Pearson correlation we concluded that knowledge and attitude about learning disorders were


weakly related (r=0.439, p-value<0.001). According to an ANOVA and t test, we found that parent


gender, education level, and income signi




cantly affected the level of knowledge and attitude.


Conclusion :


Parent knowledge and attitude towards learning disorders were weakly correlated.

The level of parent knowledge regarding learning disorders was average. Order to improve


the level of knowledge, development of suitable media or methods suifed to gender and


education might be helpful; particularly in combination with attitude strengthening,


The expected outcome for children with learning disabilities would be better care and





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Punyapas, S., Techapoonpon, K., Tarugsa, J., & Seree, P. (2015). Knowledge and Attitude about Learning Disorders among Parents. Journal of the Psychiatric Association of Thailand, 60(3), 157–168. Retrieved from
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