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  • 1.
    Thitasan, Anchalee
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare. Boromarajonani, College of Nursing, Sunpasithiprasong, Thailand.
    Aytar, Osman
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Annerbäck, E. -M
    Centre for Clinical Research, Uppsala University.
    Velandia, Marianne
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Young people's health and risk behaviours in relation to their sexual orientation: A cross-sectional study of Thailand and Sweden2019In: Sexual & Reproductive HealthCare, ISSN 1877-5756, E-ISSN 1877-5764, Vol. 21, p. 67-74Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objectives: This study examined the associations between sexual orientation of young people and their health and risk behaviours in Thailand and Sweden, and to explore similarities and differences between the countries. Study design: A cross-sectional study using data from the Life and Health – Young surveys in Thailand and Sweden. Three different statistical analyses were used to examine the associations of the variables. Results: In total, 3869 students aged 16–18 years old were included: 1488 Thai students and 2381 Swedish students. Significantly more Thai (20%) than Swedish (9%) students identified themselves as bisexual, homosexual or unsure (p < .001). Bivariate analysis showed that, in Thailand, self-harm was more often reported by the homosexual, unsure, and bisexual groups than by the heterosexual group (p = .005). In Sweden, early sexual debut was more often reported by the unsure, bisexual, and homosexual groups than by the heterosexual group (p = .033). Multiple logistic regression analysis showed that homosexual and unsure sexual orientations were significantly associated with self-harm (p < .05) among Thai students. Unsure sexual orientation was significantly associated with early sexual debut (p = .04) among Swedish students. Multiple correspondence analysis indicated that sexual orientation was associated with health and risk behaviours, and varied by different subcategories of students’ backgrounds such as country, sexual orientation, family structure and adult support. Conclusions: Sexual minority young people reported more risk behaviours and poorer health than their heterosexual counterparts. The findings are useful for policy programmes on sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people.

  • 2.
    Thitasan, Anchalee
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Aytar, Osman
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Annerbäck, Eva-Maria
    Velandia, Marianne
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Life and health of young people in relation to their sexual orientation: A study in Thailand and Sweden2018Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Life and health of young people in relation to their sexual orientation: A study in Thailand and Sweden

     

    Anchalee Thitasan a*, Osman Aytar b, Eva-Maria Annerbäck c, Marianne Velandia d

    a Obstetric Department, Boromarajonnani College of Nursing Sunpasittiprasong, Muang, Ubon Ratchathani, 34000

    b School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Mälardalen University, P.O. Box 325, SE-631 05, Eskilstuna, Sweden

    c Centre for Clinical Research, Uppsala University, Eskilstuna Sweden.

    d School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Mälardalen University, P.O. Box 883, SE-721 23, Västerås, Sweden

    Corresponding Author Anchalee Thitasan; E-mail: anrakar@yahoo.com

     

    Abstract

     

    Background: In many societies sexual minorities are not fully accepted. The experiences of oppression, stigma and discrimination may negatively influence young people’s life and health, in relation to the heterosexual norm as a standard. There is a lack of studies comparing sexual orientation of young people in relation to their living conditions and health between Asian and European countries, therefore Thailand and Sweden were purposively selected. In Sweden youth friendly services concerning sexual and reproductive health and rights are provided for all young people through youth clinics. Unlike in Sweden, young people in Thailand are likely to receive less support regarding sexual health and sexuality. This can lead to different health consequences especially among sexual minority groups.

    Objectives: The aim of this study was to examine associations between sexual orientation and life and health of young people in Thailand and Sweden.

    Study design: A cross-sectional study was performed using data from the Life and Health – Young surveys in Thailand and Sweden in year 2014. Data were analyzed for grade 11 students in Thailand (n=1,488) and year 2 students in Sweden (n=2,381). Multiple correspondence analysis was used to examine the association among variable categories of sexual orientation, living conditions, lifestyles and health variables. Preliminary result showed that students who identified themselves as bisexual, homosexual or unsure sexual orientation were more closely related with self-harm and poor health than their heterosexual counterparts. Conclusion: Sexual orientation was associate with life and health of young people both in Thailand and in Sweden. The findings can be beneficial to improve health and wellbeing of young people in relation to their sexual orientation.

  • 3.
    Thitasan, Anchalee
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Aytar, Osman
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Howharn, Churalat
    Extern.
    Annerbäck, Eva-Maria
    Extern.
    Velandia, Marianne
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Risk factors for being a victim of sexual violence of young people in Thailand and Sweden2018Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Risk factors for being a victim of sexual violence of young people in Thailand and Sweden

     

    Anchalee Thitasan a*, Osman Aytar b, Chularat Howharn c, Eva-Maria Annerbäck d, Marianne Velandiae

    a Obstetric Department, Boromarajonnani College of Nursing Sunpasittiprasong, Muang, Ubon Ratchathani, 34000

    b School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Mälardalen University, P.O. Box 325, SE-631 05, Eskilstuna, Sweden

    c Praboromrajchanok Institute for Health Workforce Development, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand,

    24/64 Soi Thanphuying Ngamwongwan Rd. Ladyao Chatuchak Bangkok 10900 Thailand

    d Centre for Clinical Research, Uppsala University, Eskilstuna Sweden.

    e School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Mälardalen University, P.O. Box 883, SE-721 23, Västerås, Sweden

    Corresponding Author’s E-mail: anrakar@yahoo.com

     

    Abstract

    Background: Young people both girls and boys worldwide have been a victim of sexual violence. Sexual violence can have physical and mental effects on the victims. Sexual violence remains highly stigmatized in all settings, therefore levels of disclosure of the assault can vary between countries and can be associated with multiple factors. It is worthy to get better understanding of risk factors for being a victim of sexual violence as it can be used to inform programs seeking to promote sexual and reproductive health of young people. Aim: To examine sexual violence and associations with background factors and other types of violence in Thailand and Sweden.  Method: A cross-sectional comparative study was performed among 7,334 high schools students who participated in the 2014 Life and Health Young survey in Thailand and Sweden. Data were analyzed for grade 9 and 11 or year 2 students (2,717 Thailand, 4,617 Sweden). Multiple logistic regression was used to investigate the associations of demographic factors, substance use, life in school, violence, mental health, and sexual violence. Preliminary results: About 7.3% of the students in Thailand (6.8% girls and 8.1% boys) and 5.6% of students in Sweden (5.8% girls and 5.5% boys) were exposed to sexual violence. Prevalence of sexual violence was not different between girls and boys in each country. After controlling demographic factors, sexual violence of the students in the two countries was associated with getting beaten by adult and being bullied. Feeling depressed and feeling bad during the last three months were associated with sexual violence among the students in Sweden but not among the students in Thailand. Regarding to gender difference, in Thailand, sexual violence was associated with getting beaten by adult among girls but not among boys. In Sweden, sexual violence was associated with feeling bad during the last three months among boys but not among girls. Conclusions: Sexual violence and a risk of becoming sexual violence victim vary by countries. To get better understanding of the risk of becoming sexual violence victim a disparity of personal factors of young people in individual level needed to be considered.

  • 4.
    Thitasan, Anchalee
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Velandia, Marianne
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Howharn, Chularat
    Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi, Thailand.
    Brunnberg, Elinor
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare. Mälardalen Research Center.
    Methological Challenges in Developing a Youth Questionnaire, Life & Health Young People, for Comparative Studies in Thailand and Sweden: About Bridging the Language Gap Between Two Non-English Speaking Countries2017In: Journal of Transcultural Nursing, ISSN 1043-6596, E-ISSN 1552-7832, Vol. 8, no 6Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: To develop a Thai questionnaire ชีวิตและสุขภาพของวัยรุ่นในประเทศไทย (TYQ) to explore girls’ and boys’ living conditions, lifestyles and self-reported health with special focus on sexuality, based on a Swedish questionnaire Liv & Hälsa ung (SYQ). Challenges in developing a youth questionnaire for comparative studies are described. Design: A multi-step translation, socio-cultural adaptation procedure and a mixed-method validation test were performed using English as a common language within the research group. Three versions of SYQ were used as a pool of questions to develop the questionnaire. Findings: From a field-test, unclear questions were identified and minor adjustments made. Life & Health Young people in a Thai version was successfully developed. The English version was used to bridge the language gap. Conclusion: This unique multi-step methodology, including mixed-method validation procedure, can be used by researchers in countries where English is not the main language.

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