Effectiveness of using DSPM Family-mediated Preschool Parenting Program (FMPP) in Single-district Hospital, Northern part of Thailand

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Jirachayaporn Inpracha
Wiwat Chiewsilp,MD
Duangjai Chaisrisawas,MNS
Paween Tangchitphisut,MD


OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of Developmental Surveillance and Promotion Manual - Family-mediated Preschool Parenting Program (DSPM-FMPP) on Emotional Quotient (EQ) of early childhood subjects.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study is an experimental study using pre-post comparison. Data were collected from early childhood subjects between 3-6 years old at child development centers and schools in Phayamengrai District, Chiangrai Province. The samples consist of 30 children who participated in DSPM-FMPP from 1 February to 31 May 2020. Relevant data were gathered from medical records.

RESULT: The results reveal that after participating in the program, the mean EQ scores of the subjects were significantly higher than the mean EQ scores before participating in the program (42.40 ± 3.18 VS 50.20 ± 3.44, p < 0.001). The EQ scores were found to have increased by approximately 7.83 points (p < 0.001). The levels of EQ achieved were normal or better for all 30 samples after having participated in the program (p < 0.001).

CONCLUSION: The DSPM-FMPP might increase the EQ of children in early childhood. Parents should promote development and reinforce the positive discipline of early childhood regularly and continuously.


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Inpracha J, Chiewsilp,MD W, Chaisrisawas,MNS D, Tangchitphisut,MD P. Effectiveness of using DSPM Family-mediated Preschool Parenting Program (FMPP) in Single-district Hospital, Northern part of Thailand. BKK Med J [Internet]. 2021Sep.29 [cited 2021Oct.22];17(2):120. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/bkkmedj/article/view/250449
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