IJSSH 2014 Vol.4(4): 275-278 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2014.V4.362

Intimate Partner Violence: Thailand Situation and Intervention Programme

Montakarn Chuemchit and Usaneya Perngparn
Abstract—Intimate partner violence is a significant public health problem issues in Thai society. The objectives of this study were: 1) To explore severed cases of Bangkok women who came to the hospital from physical, psychological and sexual violence by their partner 2) To understand circumstances of intimate partner violence and health consequences 3) To develop model intervention for reduction of intimate partner violence problem. This study deployed two research studies to collect data; Quantitative data collection and Qualitative method. The quantitative study findings showed that more than 60 % of perpetrators were married couples/cohabiting. More than 50% of women were re-victimization. The qualitative study findings revealed that several factors were found to be associated with intimate partner violence, for instance, alcohol or drug abuse (n=15), lack of emotional control (n=10), family relations and communication (n=20). Consequences of intimate partner violence have been linked to many immediate and long-term health outcomes. From those data were developed intervention programme to reduce intimate partner violence. Intervention to identify victims of intimate partner violence and prevent batterers from continuing to use violence as well as provide effective care and support will reduce and breaking cycles of violence from one generation to the next.

Index Terms—Intimate partner violence, intervention programme, Thailand.

Montakarn Chuemchit is with the College of Public Health Sciences, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, 10330 Thailand (e-mail: montakarn.ch@chula.ac.th).

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Cite: Montakarn Chuemchit and Usaneya Perngparn, " Intimate Partner Violence: Thailand Situation and Intervention Programme," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 275-278, 2014.

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