Domestic violence resulting from alcohol use: An analysis of reports from Thai daily newspapers during 2006-2015

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Kanyaprin Tongsamsi
Isara Tongsamsi

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Strong families contribute to making human resources valuable to society as a whole but in Thai society domestic violence as a result of alcohol drinking continues to exist.  Therefore, this study aimed to analyze forms of domestic violence resulting from alcohol use reported in Thai daily newspapers during 2006-2015.  This documentary study analyzed a population of 585 pieces of news about alcohol use that led to violence.  Of this news population, 72 pieces were domestic violence.  A coding system was used to collect the data with which basic statistics and content analysis were performed based on WHO concepts of violence.  The study found that in most violence cases, physical force, mainly parts of the body were used, against one person, in residential areas, caused by husbands followed by fathers, against the working group followed by early childhood children, and resulted in physical injuries.  It is recommended that data about effects of alcohol use on family should be made known in all communities; personnel should be prepared to provide consultations and advice on solutions to domestic problems and should be accessible at all time; and measures should be taken to concretely reduce domestic violence resulting from alcohol use.

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