Violence towards other Family Members by Patients with Alcoholism and Schizophrenia


Objective: This descriptive research aimed to study the prevalence of violence toward family of schizophrenia with alcohol drinking patients, character of violence and consequence of violence. Methods: The sample consisted of 96 family members of schizophrenia with alcohol drinking patients hospitalized as inpatients at Khon Kaen Rachanakharin Psychiatric Hospital. The Data collection were applied by using the concepts of Kritaya Sawangchareon et al. (2003). The validities were judged by experts with congruency. The reliabilities of the questionnaire, which were tested by Cronbach alpha coefficient, were .89 respectively. Descriptive Statistics and 95% CI were used in data analysis. Results: 1) The prevalence of violence toward family was 89.6 (95% CI; 0.85 - 0.94) including psychological and emotional violence 89.58% (95% CI; 0.85 - 0.94), financial and property violence 60.42% (95% CI; 0.57 - 0.63), physical violence 47.92% (95% CI; 0.45 - 0.51) and sexual violence 35.42% (95% CI; 0.31 - 0.40) 2) The most character of violence found was psychological and emotional violence including accused of having an affair with another man. Wife was abusive. The second was brawl due to financial costs. Mother was abusive. The third was throwing things into and sexual violence including noted that forced sex. Wife was abusive. 3) Violence toward family of schizophrenia with alcohol drinking patients reported consequences of violence that divorce whenever possible. Wife were consequences 64.58%, unhappy family. Mother were consequences 62.50%, suffered. Children were consequences 33.33% Conclusion: Schizophrenia with alcohol drinking patients using correlated to violence toward family and consequences.

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Phatanee Srioad, Boromarajonani College of Nursing,Thailand

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Conference: ACP2015
Stream: General Psychology

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