Perception of Stressors and Health Status of Families Encountering the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Muak Lek District, Saraburi Province

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Pornpan Saminpanya
Ampaiwan Toomsan
Supatcharee Makornkan
Saengdao Jarujit
Wipawadee Pongcheun


In this descriptive study, the aim was to determine stressor perception and the health status of families encountering the COVID-19 pandemic. The subjects were 349 families in the Muak Lek Sub-district, Muak Lek District, Saraburi Province. Data were collected from family members aged 15 to 59 years old using a questionnaire based on the Neuman System Model. The data were analyzed using frequencies, percentages, means, standard deviations, an independent t-test, Pearson product-moment correlation, and one-way ANOVA. The results indicated that the mean scores for total, intra-personal, inter-family, and extra-family stressors were at a moderate level. The health status of most families encountering the COVID-19 pandemic was also at a moderate level. The findings from this study may be used as baseline data to provide better family health services for families encountering the COVID-19 pandemic.

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