Effect of Group Satir Model Based Program on Self-esteem Enhancement of Amphetamine Dependence in Compulsory Rehabilitation


  • Sujitta Ritmoontree, Ph.D. โรงพยาบาลธัญญารักษ์ขอนแก่น


Group counseling, Satir model, Self-esteem, Amphetamine dependence, Compulsory rehabilitation


Background : Most amphetamine addicts are people with low self-esteem. Group counseling based on the concept of Satir Model can increase self-esteem, leading them to the decision to stop using drugs.

Objective : The study aimed at investigating the effect of group Satir Model based program on self-esteem of amphetamine dependence in compulsory rehabilitation.

Method : This was pretest-posttest quasi-experimental. The participants were 10 amphetamine dependence patients in compulsory rehabilitation at Thanyarak Khonkaen Hospital. They were selected by purposive sampling from the 10 lowermost scores. The tools consisted of the Coopersmith Self-esteem Inventory and the Group Satir Model based program. The program required 8 sessions of attendance, each session lasted 60 minutes, two days a week. Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test was used in data analysis.

Result : All participants were male with the average age of 23 years old. Most of them were married (60%), had a secondary level of education (60%), and worked as general laborers (65%). Before the experiment, the average score of self-esteem was 59.70 (SD=17.64), after the experiment the average score of self-esteem was 87.10 (SD=19.17). However, the subscales of self-esteem on family and social aspects were significantly increased (p<.05).

Conclusion : The Group Satir Model based program could enhance the self-esteem of amphetamine dependence which would lead them to making the right decisions and living productively without substance dependence.


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Ritmoontree ส. Effect of Group Satir Model Based Program on Self-esteem Enhancement of Amphetamine Dependence in Compulsory Rehabilitation. j dept med ser [Internet]. 2021 Jun. 18 [cited 2022 Aug. 14];46(1):212-7. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JDMS/article/view/251857



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