Development of Potential for Health promotion of the Elderly in Banbu community, Bangkok- Noi District, Bangkok, Thailand

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Development of Potential for Health promotion of the Elderly in Banbu community, Bangkok- Noi District, Bangkok, Thailand
Abstract:
Development of Potential for Health promotion of the Elderly in Banbu community, Bangkok- Noi District, Bangkok, Thailand
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Ucharattana, Prangtip, RN, MA
P.I. Institution Name:Mahidol University
Title:Associate Professor
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose: To develop the potential for health promotion of community dwelling elders. Methods: The descriptive study combined with community-based participatory action research was employed with multiple steps and various tools in order to cover a variety of quantitative and qualitative data. The total of 100 elders aged 60 years old and above living in Banbu Community was participated in this study. Focus group discussions, home visit activities, and in-depth interviews were employed. Descriptive statistics and t-test were used to analyze the data. Results: 
The characteristics of the sample were: mean aged of 68.55 +/- 6.49 years old, 70.1 % female, 61.7 married, 57.1% highest education with elementary school, 98.7% Buddhist, and 92.9living with family members. The mean income of the elders had was 3,924.03 +/- 5,641.68 Bahts per month. Hypertension, diabetes mellitus and hypercholesterolemia were the most common illness in this population (55.2%, 28.6%, 27.3% in order). The majority of the elders had universal health care coverage (58.4%). The mean score on knowledge of eating, sleeping, and exercise behaviors was moderate with  equal to 1.45-1.82 +/- 0.20-0.85. The participatory research results showed that there was statistically significance in eating, and physical behaviors, BMI, blood sugar and blood pressure level after the program ( p<.05). However, there was no statistically significance in waist circumference and sleeping behavior. The keys successes in health promotion were health empowerment, self awareness, and elders respect. Conclusion: This potential for health promotion program indicates effectiveness in empowering the elders for health promotion. The participatory approach by target group, families, and community was the key to sustainable development of health promotion among community dwelling elders.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDevelopment of Potential for Health promotion of the Elderly in Banbu community, Bangkok- Noi District, Bangkok, Thailanden_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152782-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Development of Potential for Health promotion of the Elderly in Banbu community, Bangkok- Noi District, Bangkok, Thailand</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ucharattana, Prangtip, RN, MA</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Mahidol University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">nspuc@mahidol.ac.th</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose:&nbsp;To develop the potential for health promotion of community dwelling elders. Methods:&nbsp;The descriptive study combined with community-based participatory action research was employed with multiple steps and various tools in order to cover a variety of quantitative and qualitative data. The total of 100 elders aged 60 years old and above living in Banbu Community was participated in this study. Focus group discussions, home visit activities, and in-depth interviews were employed. Descriptive statistics and t-test were used to analyze the data. Results:&nbsp; <br/>The characteristics of the sample were: mean aged of 68.55 +/- 6.49 years old, 70.1 % female, 61.7 married, 57.1% highest education with elementary school, 98.7% Buddhist, and 92.9living with family members. The mean income of the elders had was 3,924.03 +/- 5,641.68 Bahts per month. Hypertension, diabetes mellitus and hypercholesterolemia were the most common illness in this population (55.2%, 28.6%, 27.3% in order). The majority of the elders had universal health care coverage (58.4%). The mean score on knowledge of eating, sleeping, and exercise behaviors was moderate with &nbsp;equal to 1.45-1.82 +/- 0.20-0.85. The participatory research results showed that there was statistically significance in eating, and physical behaviors, BMI, blood sugar and blood pressure level after the program ( p&lt;.05). However, there was no statistically significance in waist circumference and sleeping behavior. The keys successes in health promotion were health empowerment, self awareness, and elders respect. Conclusion:&nbsp;This potential for health promotion program indicates effectiveness in empowering the elders for health promotion. The participatory approach by target group, families, and community was the key to sustainable development of health promotion among community dwelling elders.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:49:35Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:49:35Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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