Benjaporn Panyayong

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CONTEXT On December 26, 2004, an undersea earthquake occurred off the northwestern coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The tsunami that followed severely impacted all 6 southwestern provinces of Thailand, where approximately 20,000 children were directly affected. OBJECTIVE To assess trauma experiences and the prevalence of symptoms of posttraumatic stress(More)
Exposure time, program content and cultural context may affect the impact of television (TV) on the social-emotional competence (SEC) of children. This study examined the effects of TV viewing on the SEC of Thai infants. The study was based on a Thai birth cohort study from which duration and content of TV viewing and data from the Modified Infant-Toddler(More)
BACKGROUND Many factors have been studied and found to be associated with psychiatric disorders in children. In Thailand, some have been studied but they did not cover the wide range of important factors. METHOD A two-stage survey designed was used in a community sample of 1698 Grade 4 children randomly selected from 107 schools in Bangkok. Thai Youth(More)
Background: On December 26, 2004, Asian tsunami attacked the southern part of Thailand. The tsunami induced catastrophic consequences. There was no study of long-term mental health outcomes among adult survivors by natural disasters in Thailand. Objective: The purposes of the present study were to determine prevalence and longitudinal course of PTSD,(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine prevalence rates and associated factors of postpartum depression among Thai women. MATERIAL AND METHOD A cross- sectional national survey and descriptive study of 1, 731 women was done. The participants were required to complete a self-administered questionnaire consisting of inquiries on social demographic data, obstetric data,(More)
After the Asian tsunami, the Department of Mental Health, Thailand developed a national guideline for mental health interventions in disasters based on the lessons learnt from the mental health and psychosocial relief efforts launched. We advocate the integration of social interventions for the affected community into the general mental healthcare, which in(More)
This article presents an overview of the psychosocial and mental health response after the Asian Tsunami hit Thailand in 2004. The organization and deployment of service modalities that used pre-existing community and school advisory programmes for rapid emergency response were seen as key elements of the response. Mental health programmes were provided to(More)
This paper reports the translation of the English Internalized Stigma of Mental Illness scale into Thai and assessment of its psychometric properties. After forward- and backward-translation, Thai experts completed the content validity index with item agreements of .86 to 1.00. Data were collected from 390 psychiatric clinic patients in central Thailand(More)
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