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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.
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.
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.
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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