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Journal of Health Science Research
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ISSN (Print) 1906-0319
Published by Boromarajonani College of Nursing Homepage  [6 journals]
  • Effects of a weight control program on eating, physical-activity
           behaviors, and bodyweight among overweight, late school-age children

    • Authors: จตุพร จำรองเพ็ง, จีราภรณ์ กรรมบุตร, ณัฐพัชร์ บัวบุญ
      Pages: 1 - 10
      Abstract:          Overweight among school-aged children is an important global health problem. The modification of eating, physical-activity behaviors can help to normalized body weight. This quasi-experimental study was aimed to examine the effects of a weight control program on eating, physical-activity behaviors, and bodyweight among overweight, late school-aged children by using Health Belief Model. The sample  consisted of 54 children aged 10-12 years old and their guardians. They were selected according to the inclusion criteria and randomized sampling technique was used for allocating them to experimental and control groups (27 each). The weight control program was implemented with the experimental group, while the control group received only usual care. The instruments were a weight control program and eating, physical activity behavior questionnaires. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and independent t – test.        The results showed that after the experiment, the mean score of eating behavior in the experimental group was higher than those in the control group with a statistical significance of p < .05. The mean score of physical-activity behavior in the experimental group was higher than those in the control group was not statistically significant (p < .05). Body weight mean of the experimental group was lower than the control group with a statistical significance of p < .05. The results show the effectiveness of a weight control program that can be used to modify behaviors to stay healthy.
      PubDate: 2019-06-30
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 1 (2019)
  • Measurement model of Thai version of beliefs about medicines
           questionnaire: Testing measurement invariance across gender

    • Authors: ยศพล เหลืองโสมนภา, ชวนชม พืชพันธ์ไพศาล, ลลิตา เดชาวุธ เดชาวุธ
      Pages: 11 - 19
      Abstract: This aim of this cross - sectional descriptive study was to study invariance measurement model of thai version of beliefs about medicines questionnaire across gender. Participants were 564 adult clients who have been treated at endocrine, heart, renal and respiratory outpatient department, Phrapokklao Hospital, Chathaburi Province. Research tool was the belief about medication questionnaire with alpha 0.85. Data were collected from November 2017 to March 2018. Data were analyzed by using descriptive statistic, and multi-group invariance analysis. The researchers found that factor form of thai version of beliefs about medicines questionnaire has invariance across gender (2 = 384.54  df = 242  2/df = 1.59  p <.001  RMSEA = .046 NFI = 0.96  CFI = 0.98). Factor form and matrix lambda X of this tool has also invariance across gender 2 = 20.04, df  = 14  critical = 23.68 whereas factor form  matrix lambda and matrix theta delta has variance across gender (2 = 101.16, df  = 40 critical = 55.8) Based on these findings, researchers who will use this tool should be aware in the error term of observe and variance of latent variables which are different in both gender.  
      PubDate: 2019-06-30
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 1 (2019)
  • The development of a care management model for patients undergoing
           continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis at hemodialysis unit in
           Bamrasnaradura Infectious Disease Institute

    • Authors: สุภาพร อยู่แดง, บุญทิพย์ สิริธรังศรี, วิศิษฏ์ ประสิทธิศิริกุล
      Pages: 20 - 30
      Abstract: The purpose of this descriptive research were: 1) to analyze the situations and expectations of care management for patients undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). 2) To develop a care management model for these patients, and 3) to evaluate the appropriateness of the developed model.  The purposive sampling technique was used samples were 15 health care providers and clients for analyzing the situations and expectations, and 10 experts for evaluating the developed model. Research tools consisted of a semi-structure interview and the guidelines for evaluating an appropriateness of the developed model.  The tool was verified by 5 experts and the content validity index was 0.87.  Data were analyzed by using percentage and content analysis. The research findings were as follows; (1) After analysis the situations and the expectations of care management for the patients, 4 issues were found: 1) the hospital policy and health care services structure were unclear, 2) health care design and procedures of services as health care provider role were ineffective, 3) patients did not participate in a self-care and treatment program, and 4) the hospital, the community and primary care units were not connected. It was also expected to be more effective management for these patients, (2) The developed model comprised 3 components: 1) focusing on patients and caregivers center, 2) clear policy and cooperation of a health care team, and 3) community cooperation and coordination with primary care units, and (3) The appropriateness of care management for the patients undergoing CAPD was at the high level (Mean=4.80, SD=0.40, Min= 4.60, Max=4.90).  
      PubDate: 2019-06-30
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 1 (2019)
  • A comparative study on the effectiveness of solvents for extraction of
           Lawsonia inermis L. fresh leaves for grey hair dyeing

    • Authors: ธนัชพร นุตมากุล, เจนจิรา ช่วยคูณ, จิตติมา แสนมิ่ง, โชติรัตน์ รอดเกตุ, เดือนนภา จันเหลือง, ทวีรัตน์ ทับทิมทอง
      Pages: 31 - 39
      Abstract: Hair dye products are made with chemicals that may be harmful. Thus, natural hair dyes could become increasingly popular, especially dyes from henna or Lawsonia inermis L. dry leaves. However, dyeing from Lawsonia inermis L. leaves is effortful, time consuming and easily fading after washing. The objectives of this study were to find out the effectiveness of solvents for extraction of Lawsonia inermis L. fresh leaves on the intensity of hair color and color persistency after washing by using the following solvents; hot water, white whiskey 40 degrees, lemon juice with boiled water, and limewater. The data were expressed as means and subjected to one-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Repeated Measures ANOVA and Descriptive discussion. The most effective of solvents was hot water which was significantly different from other solvents in the level of p < .05, followed by lemon juice with boiled water, white whiskey 40 degrees, and limewater, respectively. The color intensity depended on the time consuming of soaking hair. Color persistency was best with hot water, lemon juice with boiled water; while whiskey 40 degrees was effectively similar to the other in the percentage of 79.21, 78.87, and 75.76, respectively. For limewater  the percentage was only  67.51. Hair dyeing from Lawsonia inermis L. fresh leaves by hot water was the most effectiveness of solvents for hair color intensity and persistency which could be applied in self-hair dyeing because the procedure is easy, convenient, and effective.
      PubDate: 2019-06-30
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 1 (2019)
  • Construction of a consumer cosmetic consumption safety behavior scale for
           high school students

    • Authors: ศิวรา เธียระวิบูลย์, กรัณฑรัตน์ บุญช่วยธนาสิทธิ์
      Pages: 40 - 50
      Abstract: This study aimed to construct a consumer cosmetic consumption safety behavior scale for high school students. The sample group for trying out the scale were 100 high school students selected by simple random sampling. The sample group for Confirmatory Factor Analysis were 500 high school students in Bangkok Metropolitan Region selected by multi-stage sampling. The analyses performed through the content and construct validity, reliability and discrimination power.                A questionnaire was applied including  a 29-item behavior scale. Questions were organized around four subdomains, namely: 1) reading the label (8 items), 2) using product claims on the label        (9 items), 3) checking cosmetic advertising media (3items), and 4) observing adverse effects of cosmetics (9 items). The results revealed that the index of item-objective congruence (IOC) was between 0.60 – 1.00 with our excellent internal consistency (Cronbach alpha = 0.94). The discrimination power of item on the basis of t-test ranged from 3.93 to  9.56 (p<0.05). The Confirmatory Factor Analysis showed that the model was consistent with empirical data (2= 2.419, df = 1, p = 0.119, CFI = 0.996, TLI = 0.973, RMSEA = 0.053, SRMR = 0.012). Therefore, other researchers are encouraged to use or adapt this scale for their specific needs.
      PubDate: 2019-06-30
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 1 (2019)
  • Effects of using nursing diagnosis on health promoting behaviour among
           patients with tuberculosis

    • Authors: เบญจวรรณ สังข์ทอง, สุนันท์ สินซื่อสัตย์กุล
      Pages: 51 - 60
      Abstract: Tuberculosis is a highly contagious infection that can quickly spread. The Ministry of Public Health has targeted to increase recovery rates by at least 90.00 percent. This quasi-experimental research aimed to investigate the effects of using nursing process and routine treatment programs to evaluate the health promoting behaviors (HPB) of tuberculosis patients. Simple random sampling was conducted. Forty participants who received routine treatment from Nopparat Hospital were divided into the experimental group (20 persons) and the control group (20 persons). The experimental group received nursing process as a theoretical framework to analyze the patient’s problems in living with tuberculosis, whereas the control group received regular health services. The nursing process used in the experimental group was composed of 5 steps: Health assessment, Nursing diagnosis, Planning, Nursing intervention and Nursing evaluation. In addition, nursing process was used as a stimulus, or cue to action, must also present in order to trigger the HPB. Data were analyzed by using percentage, mean, standard deviation, Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney test, and Chi-Square test. The researchers found that the total scores and each part scores of HPB for the experimental and the control groups were not significant  different at .05 before receiving the nursing process. After the experiment, the experimental group had 100.00% of the curable TB while the control group had 30.00 % of the curable TB. The difference was statistically significant at .001, X2= .734.
      PubDate: 2019-06-30
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 1 (2019)
  • Development and evaluation of an innovative artificial breast for teaching
           women in breast self-examination

    • Authors: กัลปังหา โชสิวสกุล, สำลี สาลีกุล
      Pages: 61 - 72
      Abstract: This Research and Development aimed to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of an Innovative Artificial Breast for teaching women in Breast self-examination (BSE). The research methodology covered three phases. Phase 1: Study of the current state and need to use  innovations for teaching BSE; there are 2 steps: 1) Study and use of innovation 2) Reviewed evidence-based literature. Phase 2: Creating and developing 5 steps to Innovative Artificial Breast; step1: Defining the elements of innovative artificial breast; step 2: Drafting Innovative Artificial Breast model; step 3: Testing the model; step 4: Evaluating and improving prototype and step 5: Evaluating this Innovation by experts. Phase 3: Evaluating the effectiveness of the innovative artificial breast with 60 samples were tested with a quasi-experimental one group pre and post-test. Data were analysed by using descriptive statistics and test different average skills inspection and palpation before and after the teaching of the samples by using Pair t-test and Independent t-test. The results showed that after using Innovative Artificial Breast model there were significant increasing skills of inspection and palpation (p < .05). Innovative Artificial Breast for Teaching Breast Self-Examination is effective and can be used for teaching women in Breast Self-Examination.   Note: Innovative Artificial Breast for teaching breast self-examination was registered for petty patents with the Department of Intellectual Property, the Ministry of Commerce, number 11633, 17 June 2016.
      PubDate: 2019-06-30
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 1 (2019)
  • Relationship between universal design houses and incidence of falls in
           older people

    • Authors: พิมลพร เชาวน์ไวพจน์, ณัฐวุฒิ คำนวนฤกษ์, บุศรินทร์ นันทานุรักษ์สกุล, สุกฤษฏิ์ ใจจำนงค์
      Pages: 73 - 83
      Abstract: Degenerative changes with age result in decreased activities in daily life and increased fall risk. The mortality rate for fall-related injuries in older people were three times higher than in people of all age groups. Housing design should be useful and safe enabling the elderly to live in their own homes with quality. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the universal design score and the incidence of falls in older people. A total of 213 elderly were selected from  Rangsit city municipality, using multi-stage sampling technique. A questionnaire designed by researchers was used to collect data. The results showed that 16.43%  of  older people  reported 1 or more falls in the past year. The average universal design score was 45.28 + 8.48 (total score = 74) whereas  the bathroom has the lowest score  7.47 + 2.08 (total score = 16). There was a significant relationship between falls and lavatory height (p <0.05, r = -0.161)  falls and toilet lighting  (p <0.05, r= -0.144). Therefore, universal design features may allow older people to live in their house safely.
      PubDate: 2019-06-30
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 1 (2019)
  • Effects of a capacity building program on health literacy in smoking
           cessation on village health volunteers in Pathum Thani Province

    • Authors: ณิชมน หลำรอด, สุรินธร กลัมพากร, จุฑาธิป ศีลบุตร
      Pages: 84 - 94
      Abstract: Smoking has significant adverse effects on health. The Ministry of Public Health implemented a 3 years Project for 3 Million People with the objective of helping to quit smoking. Therefore health literacy has to be promoted, incl. knowledge to find information, critical consideration related of smoking media information, decision making on smoking situation and planning to help to quit smoking. This quasi-experimental study examined the effects of a capacity building program on literacy in smoking cessation for village health volunteers. Population and sample were village health volunteers in Lat Lum Kaeo District, Pathum Thani Province, Thailand. The experimental group (n=29) received 2 sessions of training and coaching in smoking cessation while the comparison group (n=30) received education materials on how to help people to quit. Participants were followed-up for their health literacy after the training and 2 weeks later. Data were collected by self-administered questionnaires at pretest, posttest and follow up period, and analyzed by using Repeated Measure ANOVA, and Independent t-test. Results: The experimental group had a significantly higher mean score of health literacy in smoking cessation than the comparison group (p < .001), after the experiment as well as after 2 weeks follow-up. The experimental group had a significantly higher mean score after the experiment and the follow-up period than before the experiment (p < .001)              Our findings suggest that the capacity building program on health literacy in smoking cessation is effective. It should be applied to promote smoking cessation in a community.
      PubDate: 2019-06-30
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 1 (2019)
  • Recovery experience of people living with Bipolar Disorder: A qualitative

    • Authors: สุดคนึง ฤทธิ์ฤาชัย, สมรัก ชูวานิชวงศ์, เครือวัลย์ เที่ยงธรรม, วิไลพร ขำวงษ์, เพียรชนันท์ ลีอุดมวงษ์
      Pages: 95 - 103
      Abstract: The purpose of this qualitative research was to study the recovery experience of people with bipolar disorder and also to propose a development approach for the Bipolar Friends Club. Participants were eight people living with bipolar disorder for six to twenty years. They have been members of the Bipolar Friends Club for two to ten years. They have no mental symptoms in order to provide sufficient information about their recovery experiences, and have returned to everyday life with their family, community, and work. The data were collected by doing an in-depth interview. Two interviews were done, each lasting 45-90 minutes, an interval of four to five weeks. Confirmation of the results of the preliminary data analysis from the first interview was done at the second interview.   We found out that the participants had positive experiences of being a Bipolar Club member. The club continued its activities with Recovery Oriented Service (ROS) to the participants. As a result, they  in proved in eight aspects: intellectual, social, spiritual, occupational, environmental, physical, emotional, and financial. Furthermore, the participants suggested that the services of the club are perfect and should be continued. The results of the study support the purpose of the Bipolar Friends Club, as well as other clubs/associations which support rehabilitations of patients and  provide alternative  services for patients and their families. Then, the family and their loved ones with bipolar disorder have more choices of getting good services.
      PubDate: 2019-06-30
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 1 (2019)
  • Google Translate using for a communication tool between Thai pharmacists
           and Myanmar patients in drugstores

    • Authors: นริณี โพธิ์ศรี, วีรยุทธ์ เลิศนที
      Pages: 104 - 114
      Abstract: Recently, the number of Myanmar workers immigrating to Thailand has increased continuously. High health-care cost and language problems are relevant impediments for them to get access to services from hospitals. Therefore, drugstores have become a preferential health care service for these people when suffering from an ailment. Nevertheless, problems in communication between Thai pharmacists and Myanmar patients still persist. To alleviate this problem, we expected that Google Translate can be used as a communication tool. The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of Google Translate in translating conversation texts used in drugstores among Thai, English and Burmese prior to being implemented in a real situation. Two levels of language structure were evaluated, i.e., the word level evaluated by the averages of acceptance rates and the phrase or sentence level evaluated by adequacy and fluency. The results demonstrated that the quality of the texts translated from Google Translate was varying in a pharmaceutical context. Inaccuracy occurred in both the word level and the phrase or sentence level. Thus, Google Translate might be only appropriately used as an initial tool and outputs of translation should be modified to be more accurate. Pharmacists should use English as a source language instead of Thai to translate into Burmese. Likewise, in case when patients use Burmese as a source language, the language displayed should be English.
      PubDate: 2019-06-30
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 1 (2019)
  • Anti-bioterrorism strategies of nursing services

    • Authors: สุทธิพร เทรูยา
      Pages: 115 - 125
      Abstract: The objectives of this research were to formulate anti – bioterrorism strategies of nursing services in Bamrasnaradura Infectious Disease Institute (BIDI), and to establish  competencies of BIDI professional nurses in caring for patients affected by bioweapons. Data were collected by biological weapon experts’ interview and BIDI nurse administrators’ seminar. The collected data were analyzed by content analysis techniques and descriptive statistics of median, mode, mean-mode difference, and interquartile range. The results showed that the anti – bioterrorism strategies of nursing services in BIDI consisted of 6 issues, 1) Developing the capabilities of BIDI professional nurses in caring for victims of bioweapons; 2) Developing  information systems and knowledge of bioterrorism; 3) Strengthening the anti-bioterrorism management networks; 4) Developing innovation and technology for investigation, diagnosis and caring for victims of bioweapons; 5) Developing communication systems for bioterrorism crisis; and 6) Providing the anti–bioterrorism preparedness plan of nurses and community health teams to cope with bioweapon attack. The core competencies of the BIDI professional nurses for caring bioweapon patients consisted of 6 core competencies 1) Ability to improve the knowledge and skills of anti – bioterrorism, 2) Ability to manage information, 3) Having clinical service behaviors, 4) Ability to self- protection from bioweapon – infections, 5) Ability to control the dissemination of biological agents, and 6) Ability to communicate and coordinate with colleagues.   The findings could be used as guidelines for anti–bioterrorism preparedness. Implementing these strategies could result in effective action plans to counter bioweapon attacks and improve nursing care for victims of bioweapon according to international standards.  
      PubDate: 2019-06-30
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 1 (2019)
  • Relationship between family status, sports and emotional quotient among
           secondary school students

    • Authors: อภิสรา โสมทัศน์, ธีรชัย นิลรัตน์คำ, ลลิตวดี คำตุ้ย, วรรษา บุตรน้ำเพชร, ศิรประภา ฮาดสม, ภัทธกร บุบผัน, อ้อมใจ แต้เจริญวิริยะกุล
      Pages: 126 - 135
      Abstract: Aim of this research was to study the relationship between family status, sports activities and emotional quotient of secondary school students. The samples were 208 secondary students (grade 4-6) in Christasongkoh school, Nakhonnayok Province. Questionnaire of the Department of Mental Health, Ministry of Public Health was applied to collect data by teachers who were familiar with the children for more than 6 months. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Chi-square test. The study revealed that family status was not, whereas sport activities was significantly correlated with emotional quotient (p <0.05). It is suggested that sports can increase the level of emotional quotient in students. The fact that family status did not affect emotional quotient may be due to other, not known factors.
      PubDate: 2019-06-30
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 1 (2019)
  • How to build a seamless referral system: A case study of Tha Chang
           Community hospital, Sing Buri, Thailand

    • Authors: Sooksanti Pugtarmnag, Ngamjit Pranate, Yongyut Thitininniti, Kamolnat Muangyim
      Pages: 136 - 146
      Abstract: This was a qualitative research.  Tool was in-depth interview. Twelve participants were purposively selected from four groups, including Tha Chang Community Hospital, Community Health Center, as well as community health volunteers and the patients’ family members. Data were analyzed by using content analysis. Then the results were triangulated between sectors. Criteria of effectiveness of Tha Chang referral program were patients’ clinical outcome, reduction of readmission, frequency of communication errors (transmission of medical data and patient’s information), and time delay of care after discharge. Key success factor was the Smart Discharge strategy using Bed Side Conference process. Key persons significantly influencing the Tha Chang Seamless referral program were the family care givers, accompanied by coaching, supporting and empowering from the Buddy Dream Team. The seamless referral system can be built upon staff, information, drug, transportation, referral form, know-how technics, and care.
      PubDate: 2019-06-30
      Issue No: Vol. 13, No. 1 (2019)
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