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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159076
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Risky Behaviors among Young Thai Females
Abstract:
Risky Behaviors among Young Thai Females
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Suwansujarid, Tatirat, MSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Burapha University
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:Faculty of Nursing, Longchaihad Road, Chonburi, Thailand
Contact Telephone:38-745-900 ext.3627
Co-Authors:Wilaiphan Sawatphanit, MSN, BscN, Assistant Professor and Ratchneewan Ross, PhD, MSc, RN, Assistant Professor
Background: Illicit drug use, smoking, drinking, disco-tech/pub going, and dating with boyfriends in a private place are considered risky behaviors among young Thai females which can pose social and health problems.

Purpose: to examine rates and factors contributing to risky behaviors among young Thai females.

Subjects and Method: This correlational, cross-sectional study randomly included 400 young females (age 15-22 years old) from four academic institutions in Thailand. Participants completed questionnaires created by the research team. The questionnaires were reviewed by three Thai experts for content validity and were piloted among thirty young females for face validity. Risky behaviors were assessed by using five dichotomous questions asking whether, within the last month, participants engaged in drug use, smoking, drinking, disco-tech/pub going, or were with boyfriend/male friend in a private place. Perceived emotional support (from friends and family) was measured by using four-point Likert scale 9-items, yielding an alpha of .84. Frequencies, percentages, and logistic regression were used.

Results: Of 400 subjects, only 0.6% (n=2) used street drugs and 3.3% (n=13) smoked. Thirty-two percent (n=128) went to disco-techs/pubs, while 24.5% (n=69) drank, and 42.5% (n=170) had dates with boyfriend in a private place. Logistic regression revealed that smoking is related to low emotional support (OR=6.089, 95% CI=.705-.961, p<.05). Drinking is associated with older age (OR=7.040, 95% CI=1.053-1.412, p<.01), and not feeling close to parents (OR=6.578, 95% CI=.426-.981, p<.05). Going to disco-tech/pub is related to low emotional support (OR=.5.960, 95% CI=.861-.984, p<.05), and older age (OR=9.472, 95% CI=1.081-1.419, p<.01). Dating with boyfriends in a private place is associated with low emotional support (OR=10.335, 95% CI=.837-.958, p<.01).

Conclusion: Emotional support (regardless of whether it is from friends or family) should be created as an intervention for young Thai females in order that they stay away from smoking, going to disco-tech/pub, and dating in a private place.
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.titleRisky Behaviors among Young Thai Femalesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159076-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Risky Behaviors among Young Thai Females</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">Suwansujarid, Tatirat, MSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Burapha University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Faculty of Nursing, Longchaihad Road, Chonburi, Thailand</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">38-745-900 ext.3627</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Tatiratp@yahoo.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Wilaiphan Sawatphanit, MSN, BscN, Assistant Professor and Ratchneewan Ross, PhD, MSc, RN, Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: Illicit drug use, smoking, drinking, disco-tech/pub going, and dating with boyfriends in a private place are considered risky behaviors among young Thai females which can pose social and health problems. <br/><br/>Purpose: to examine rates and factors contributing to risky behaviors among young Thai females. <br/><br/>Subjects and Method: This correlational, cross-sectional study randomly included 400 young females (age 15-22 years old) from four academic institutions in Thailand. Participants completed questionnaires created by the research team. The questionnaires were reviewed by three Thai experts for content validity and were piloted among thirty young females for face validity. Risky behaviors were assessed by using five dichotomous questions asking whether, within the last month, participants engaged in drug use, smoking, drinking, disco-tech/pub going, or were with boyfriend/male friend in a private place. Perceived emotional support (from friends and family) was measured by using four-point Likert scale 9-items, yielding an alpha of .84. Frequencies, percentages, and logistic regression were used.<br/><br/>Results: Of 400 subjects, only 0.6% (n=2) used street drugs and 3.3% (n=13) smoked. Thirty-two percent (n=128) went to disco-techs/pubs, while 24.5% (n=69) drank, and 42.5% (n=170) had dates with boyfriend in a private place. Logistic regression revealed that smoking is related to low emotional support (OR=6.089, 95% CI=.705-.961, p&lt;.05). Drinking is associated with older age (OR=7.040, 95% CI=1.053-1.412, p&lt;.01), and not feeling close to parents (OR=6.578, 95% CI=.426-.981, p&lt;.05). Going to disco-tech/pub is related to low emotional support (OR=.5.960, 95% CI=.861-.984, p&lt;.05), and older age (OR=9.472, 95% CI=1.081-1.419, p&lt;.01). Dating with boyfriends in a private place is associated with low emotional support (OR=10.335, 95% CI=.837-.958, p&lt;.01). <br/><br/>Conclusion: Emotional support (regardless of whether it is from friends or family) should be created as an intervention for young Thai females in order that they stay away from smoking, going to disco-tech/pub, and dating in a private place.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:40:48Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:40:48Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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