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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159057
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Family Communication and Safer Sex Behavior among Thai Young Adults
Abstract:
Family Communication and Safer Sex Behavior among Thai Young Adults
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Rasamimari, Amnuayporn, PhD, MS, BSN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Illinois at Chicago
Title:Post Doctoral Fellow
Contact Address:Public Health Nursing, 845 S. Damen, Chicago, IL, 60612, USA
Contact Telephone:312-996-2081
Background: Traditional Thai family values discourage premarital sex and the Thai culture discourages public discussions of sexual topics. Further, many Thai parents do not discuss sexuality with their children and sex education in schools is limited. Therefore, Thai young adults obtain information about sex from their friends, magazines, and media. Such resources are not always reliable and trustworthy. Given the Thai cultural context, few studies have been conducted about the practice of family communication regarding sexually related topics.

Purpose: To explore family communication and safer sex behavior with Thai young adult males and females in two difference geographic areas

Methods: A cross-sectional survey of unmarried Thai students (n=405) ages 18-24 who completed a self-administered questionnaire about family communication and HIV risk behaviors. The participants attended one of four federal vocational schools in Bangkok (urban, n=200) or one of four federal vocational schools in Surin (rural, n=205).

Results: Fifty-one percent of the participants reported being sexually experienced and only 10 % had discussed sexual topics with their parents. The majority of Thai young adults reported discomfort discussing sexual issues with their parents. The persons Thai young adults were most likely to talk about sexual issues were peers and their mother. Family communication is significantly associated with safer sex behavior (divided by 2=3.96, p<.05).

Discussion: Family relationships are one of the important factors protecting Thai young adults from risky behavior. The Thai young adults in this study had close relationship with their mother followed by their peer, thus, it might benefit to have their mother involved in an intervention program for safer sex. [Poster Presentation]
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFamily Communication and Safer Sex Behavior among Thai Young Adultsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159057-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Family Communication and Safer Sex Behavior among Thai Young Adults</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Rasamimari, Amnuayporn, PhD, MS, BSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Illinois at Chicago</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Post Doctoral Fellow</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Public Health Nursing, 845 S. Damen, Chicago, IL, 60612, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">312-996-2081</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">arasam1@uic.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: Traditional Thai family values discourage premarital sex and the Thai culture discourages public discussions of sexual topics. Further, many Thai parents do not discuss sexuality with their children and sex education in schools is limited. Therefore, Thai young adults obtain information about sex from their friends, magazines, and media. Such resources are not always reliable and trustworthy. Given the Thai cultural context, few studies have been conducted about the practice of family communication regarding sexually related topics.<br/><br/>Purpose: To explore family communication and safer sex behavior with Thai young adult males and females in two difference geographic areas <br/><br/>Methods: A cross-sectional survey of unmarried Thai students (n=405) ages 18-24 who completed a self-administered questionnaire about family communication and HIV risk behaviors. The participants attended one of four federal vocational schools in Bangkok (urban, n=200) or one of four federal vocational schools in Surin (rural, n=205). <br/><br/>Results: Fifty-one percent of the participants reported being sexually experienced and only 10 % had discussed sexual topics with their parents. The majority of Thai young adults reported discomfort discussing sexual issues with their parents. The persons Thai young adults were most likely to talk about sexual issues were peers and their mother. Family communication is significantly associated with safer sex behavior (divided by 2=3.96, p&lt;.05).<br/><br/>Discussion: Family relationships are one of the important factors protecting Thai young adults from risky behavior. The Thai young adults in this study had close relationship with their mother followed by their peer, thus, it might benefit to have their mother involved in an intervention program for safer sex. [Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:39:41Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:39:41Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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