Effects a self-help group on quality of life of caregivers of child with cerebral palsy


  • Emon Thalakum
  • Tippharat Chaichanasang มหาวิทยาลัยราชภัฏร้อยเอ็ด


child with cerebral palsy, self-help group, quality of life; caregivers


The quasi-experimental study aimed to examine effects of a self-help group for caregivers of
children cerebral palsy, using one group pretest posttest design. Participants were 30 caregivers who
received 20-week self-help group developed by the researcher. The research tools included a handbook
for self-help group for caregivers of child patients with cerebral palsy and a questionnaire developed by
the researcher. The questionnaire comprised 2 sections: (1) demographic data and (2) caregivers’ quality
of life. Data were analyzed using percentage, mean, standard deviation, and paired-samples t-test.
Results: after participating in the self-help group, the caregivers of children with cerebral palsy had
higher mean scores of quality of life than before participating in the self-help group (p<.001).
Conclusion and reccommendation: Nursing care using the self-help group contributes to improve
quality of life of caregivers of child patients with cerebral palsy. The self-help group should be applied in
nursing care for caregivers of children with cerebral palsy.


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How to Cite

Thalakum E, Chaichanasang T. Effects a self-help group on quality of life of caregivers of child with cerebral palsy. JNSH [Internet]. 2020 Dec. 26 [cited 2024 Apr. 15];43(4):171-9. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/nah/article/view/177916



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