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  • Factors Related to Preventive Behavior of Secondhand Smoke among Secondary
           School Students in Suphanburi Province

    • Authors: sunisa chansaeng, Siriwan Chailers, Wasan Pinwiset, Purin Srisodsaluk, Suwattana Kerdmuang
      Pages: 129 - 145
      Abstract: This cross-sectional descriptive research aimed to study the preventive behaviors of secondhand smoke and factors related to its preventive behavior among secondary school students in Suphanburi province. A sample of 372 students was recruited using multi-stage sampling. The instruments for data collection were questionnaires. Data were analyzed using frequency, percentage, mean, and standard deviation, Then the relationship between personal factor, enabling factor, reinforcing factor, and predisposing factor with the preventive behaviors of secondhand smoke was analyzed using the chi-square test. The results showed that 83.60% of the sample had a high level of preventive behavior of secondhand smoke. Preventive behavior of secondhand smoke among secondary school students was related to gender, exposure to secondhand smoke, receiving advice/warnings from parents, and receiving advice/warning from friends at the significance level 0.05.
      PubDate: 2022-12-23
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 2 (2022)
  • Evaluation of Antibacterial Activity against Staphylococcus aureus and
           Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus of Extracts from Seven Thai
           Herbal Plants

    • Authors: Preuttiporn Supaphon, Sunisa Kongplub, Supawadee Chankaew, Husna Duelah, Asura Chebueraheng
      Pages: 146 - 156
      Abstract: This research aims to study the antibacterial activity (Staphylococcus aureus (SA) and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) of extracts from seven Thai herbal plants (Citrus aurantifolia, Cymbopogon citratus, Citrus hystrix, Curcuma longa, Centella asiatica, Senna siamea and Carissa carandas). Each plant was extracted with methanol and hexane. All crude extracts were evaluated for their antibacterial activity by using a colorimetric broth microdilution test. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) were evaluated. The results showed that extract from Curcuma longa was the most active against S. aureus ATCC25923 with MIC 0.025 mg/ml and MBC 0.2 mg/ml and MRSA with MIC 0.5 mg/ml and MBC 1.6 mg/ml. On the other hand, hexane extracts from Citrus aurantifolia, Cymbopogon citratus and Citrus hystrix gave the moderate antibacterial activity with MIC 0.1 0.5 and MBC 0.8 mg/ml, respectively. whereas, the remaining extract showed the lowest antibacterial efficiency with MIC concentration range of 3.2-12.8 mg/ml and MBC concentration range of 12.8 – 20 mg/ml. These results show that crude extracts from some Thai herbal plants are interesting source of active metabolites for future application.  
      PubDate: 2022-12-23
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 2 (2022)
  • Factors Affecting to Decision of Vaccinate Against Coronavirus (COVID-19)
           of 3rd and 4th Year Students at Ubon Ratchathani University

    • Authors: sirisup sihawong, Korndarat Kueatan, Chananchida Maksawat, Natcha Seubpan, Narissara Lueankeaw, Pornchita Kansorn
      Pages: 157 - 168
      Abstract: This descriptive research aimed to study factors affecting the decision on vaccination against Coronavirus (COVID-19) of 3rd and 4th year students at Ubon Ratchathani university. The sample was the 361 students of the 3rd to 4th year students at Ubon Ratchathani university. The research instrument was a multiple choice questionnaire consisting of 4 parts; general information, knowledge of disease and the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine (KR-20 was 0.70), the attitude to the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine (Cronbach’s alpha coefficient was 0.71) and the vaccination behavior questionnaire. Data were analyzed by percentage, mean, standard deviation ,and Chi-square test. The results showed that most of the samples were female 65.10%, the average age of which was 22.50 years (S.D. = 1.87). Most of the sample group had a high level of knowledge about the disease and the vaccination against coronavirus COVID-19) 75.07 %, and had a moderate level of attitude towards coronavirus COVID-19) at 59.83%. Factors affecting the decision on vaccination against Coronavirus (COVID-19) of 3rd to 4th year University’s students at Ubon Ratchathani Province were age (p = 0.001), education level (p = 0.000) and their faculty (p = 0.000).
      PubDate: 2022-12-23
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 2 (2022)
  • Prevalence and Risk Factors of Musculoskeletal Disorder in Older People
           Smartphone Users

    • Authors: tadsraporn chooprom, Klangduen Pochana, Tusanee Khaw
      Pages: 169 - 182
      Abstract: Nowadays, older people take more interest in technology and often use smartphones in daily life. The use of smartphones for a long time may lead to Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs). Objective: The study was to investigate the prevalence and factors affecting MSDs in elderly smartphone users. Methods: Cross-sectional study was conducted using a structured questionnaire. The data included socio-demographic profile, smartphone usage, pattern, and prevalence of MSDs. Results: The study found that 90.72% of participants have spent time using a mobile device for greater than or equal to 2 hours a day. The overall prevalence of MSDs in elderly users was 100%. The most common areas were the neck 62.89%, upper back 53.61%, and shoulder 45.36%. Results overall revealed that time spent using a smartphone more than or equal to 120 minutes per day had a relationship with neck pain (OR=5.90, 95%CI: 1.12-31.02) and upper back pain (OR=9.40, 95%CI: 1.11-79.61) compared with using smartphone less 120 minutes per day. Furthermore, the use of smartphones with a big monitor size (more than 6 inches) had a relationship with arm muscle pain (OR=2.72, 95%CI: 1.14-6.47) and wrist pain (OR=2.96, 95%CI: 1.16-7.52) compared with the use of smartphones with a small monitor size (less than 6 inches). Conclusion: MSDs are common health problems in the elderly population. The results of this study revealed that musculoskeletal diseases are significantly high in elderly people with smartphone use. These findings should be suggested for reducing the risk of musculoskeletal disorders and preventive programs are also highly recommended to protect those vulnerable groups.
      PubDate: 2022-12-23
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 2 (2022)
  • Effects of Medication Error Prevention Program on the Incidence of
           Medication Administration Errors of Registered Nurses in an Intensive Care

    • Authors: Sujitra Rattanajutanon, Donwiwat Saensom
      Pages: 183 - 195
      Abstract: This research aims to study the effects of a medication administration error (MAE) prevention program on the incidence of medication administration errors among registered nurses in an intensive care unit (ICU). Samples were 2 groups of 18 registered nurses working in a surgical ICU of one tertiary care hospital during July and October 2021 who performed 4,640 medication administrations (MA). Research instruments included the MAE prevention program, nurse’s information sheet, and MA record form. Descriptive statistics and Mid-p-value were used for data analysis. Results indicated that the experimental group had an MAE incidence of 10.75 times/1,000-admission day while the comparison group developed MAE 22.90 times/1,000-admission day. The incidence rate difference between the groups was 12.15 times/1,000-admission day (IRD 12.15, 95% CI [-21.25, 45.55], p=0.566). The experimental group was 2.13 times less likely to develop MAE (Incidence risk ratio: IRR 2.13, 95% CI [0.17, 111.80], p=0.566). Results from this study reflect that the MAE prevention program may help reduce the incidence of medication error and has a positive potential to be used in actual clinical settings.
      PubDate: 2022-12-23
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 2 (2022)
  • Factor-associated Syphilis Infection among Men Who Have Sex with Men

    • Authors: Nopphanath Chumpathat, Lawitra Phithawutthikorn, Jariyawat Kompayak, Rossaphorn Kittiiyaowamarn, Suppachok Kongtean, Ekkachai Daengsaard, Panithee Thammawijaya
      Pages: 196 - 206
      Abstract: การศึกษานี้เป็นการศึกษาแบบ Case-control study มีวัตถุประสงค์เพื่อศึกษาปัจจัยที่มีความสัมพันธ์กับการติดเชื้อซิฟิลิสในกลุ่มชายที่มีเพศสัมพันธ์กับชาย กลุ่มตัวอย่างคือชายที่มีเพศสัมพันธ์ทางทวารหนักกับชายอายุ 18 ปีขึ้นไป ไม่ใช่หญิงหรือชายข้ามเพศ ไม่มีประวัติการรักษาโรคซิฟิลิสและผลตรวจ Anti-HIV เป็นลบ แบ่งเป็นกลุ่มที่ติดเชื้อซิฟิลิสจำนวน 85 ราย และกลุ่มไม่ติดเชื้อซิฟิลิสจำนวน 103 ราย รวบรวมข้อมูลโดยใช้แบบสอบถามข้อมูลส่วนบุคคลและพฤติกรรมทางเพศและการวินิจฉัยการติดเชื้อซิฟิลิสใช้วิธีการตรวจ Chemiluminescence immunoassay (CIA) หรือ Treponema pallidum hemagglutination assay (TPHA) ผลการศึกษาพบว่า กลุ่มตัวอย่างที่ใช้ถุงยางอนามัยบางครั้งหรือไม่ใช้ถุงยางอนามัยเมื่อมีเพศสัมพันธ์ทางทวารหนักมีโอกาสติดเชื้อซิฟิลิสมากกว่ากลุ่มที่ใช้ถุงยางอนามัยทุกครั้ง 27.45 เท่า (aOR=27.45, 95%CI=9.23 – 81.68, p <.001) และผู้ที่มีบทบาททางเพศสัมพันธ์ทางทวารหนักที่เป็นฝ่ายรับมีโอกาสติดเชื้อซิฟิลิสมากกว่ากลุ่มที่มีบทบาทอื่น 4.85 เท่า (aOR=4.85, 95%CI=1.72 – 13.73, p= 0.003) การมีเพศสัมพันธ์ทางทวารหนักร่วมกับการมีบทบาทททางเพศเป็นฝ่ายรับแบบไม่ได้ป้องกันในกลุ่มชายที่มีเพศสัมพันธ์&#...
      PubDate: 2022-12-23
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 2 (2022)
  • Intra-and inter-rater Reliability of Ultrasound Imaging Measurement of
           Lateral Abdominal Muscle Thickness in Sitting and Standing Positions
           during Abdominal Drawing-in Maneuver and Abdominal Bracing (Pilot Study)

    • Authors: Hathaichanok Petchsont, Patraporn Sitilertpisan, Sompong Sriburee, Aatit Paungmali
      Pages: 207 - 221
      Abstract: This study aimed to examine intra- and inter-rater reliability of ultrasound imaging measurement of lateral abdominal muscle thickness in sitting and standing positions during abdominal drawing-in maneuver (ADIM) and abdominal bracing (AB) among healthy adults. This pilot study examined 10 participants without low back pain (5 males, 5 females). Muscle thickness measurements of transversus abdominis (TrA), internal obliques (IO), and external obliques (EO) were measured by ultrasound imaging during rest, ADIM and AB for sitting or standing positions (total 6 positions). Each position was evaluated 3 times by 2 raters, and then muscle thickness was measured by ImageJ program. The results demonstrated that the intraclass correlation coefficient of intra-rater reliability (ICC3,3) and inter-rater reliability (ICC2,3) was higher than 0.75, which is considered as acceptable value. In conclusion, the results of this study suggest that muscle thickness measurement of lateral abdominal muscle during ADIM and AB exercises in both sitting and standing positions by ultrasound imaging can use to assess the thickness of muscle during core stability exercise for clinical and research settings.
      PubDate: 2022-12-23
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 2 (2022)
  • Physico-chemical Properties and Antioxidant Activity of Trisarn Drug

    • Authors: Supattra Klangprapun, Sirirak Modteas, Rattana Bunkhun, Saran Chaweerak
      Pages: 222 - 234
      Abstract: Trisarn drug coordinates consists of three herbs; Plumbago indica L., Piper wallichi (Miq.) Hand. - Mazz., Piper sarmentosum Roxb. This formula is a traditional remedy with a spicy essence that promotes body warming, blood circulation, and blood dispersion. The purpose of this study was to investigate the physical and chemical properties of the Trisarn drug coordinates in accordance with the methods described in the Thai Herbal Pharmacopoeia (THP), determination of substances by HPLC technique, and antioxidant activities by DPPH, FRAP assays and determination of total phenolic content by Folin-Ciocalteau. The result indicated that the water extract and ethanol extract content values were at least 10.98 and 9.13 percent by weight, respectively. The maximum values for total ash content, acid insoluble ash, and loss on drying were 10.23 w/w, 2.15 w/w, and 7.73 w/w, respectively. The average quantitative study of the Trisarn drug coordinates' active components for plumbagin and piperine reveals 0.784% ± 0.036 and 1.202% ± 0.043 respectively. The DPPH assay for antioxidant activity revealed that Trisarn drug coordinates showed antioxidant activity with an IC50 of 37.99±0.02 µg/mL. The FRAP test for antioxidant activity revealed that the Trisarn drug coordinates contained 0.27±0.15 mg Trolox/g crude extract. Total phenolic content of Trisarn drug coordinates was 38.14±5.30 mg GAE/g extract. This investigation can be used to verify the Trisarn drug coordinates' physical and chemical qualities. This study is recommended for quality control and data acquisition in preparation for the future development of Trisarn drug coordinates as pharmaceuticals or health products.
      PubDate: 2022-12-23
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 2 (2022)
  • Effects of Developing Food and Nutrition Health Promotion Through Ottawa
           Strategy Programs on Food Consumption Behavior and the Body Mass Index of
           the Elderly in the Community

    • Authors: Mali Photipim, Wasugree Chavengkun, Paspisit Pholsripradit, Valanchaya Ketbumroong, Jun Norkaew, Wararat Sungwalee, Jiraporn Patumyo
      Pages: 235 - 248
      Abstract: This quasi-experimental research aimed to study the effects of developing food and nutrition health promotion through Ottawa Strategy Programs on food consumption behavior and the body mass index of the elderly in community. The samples were 70 elderly adults, 35 elders in each of the experimental and control groups. The experimental group participated in food and nutrition health promotion through Ottawa Strategy for 12 weeks. Organized activities were as follows: providing information, educating, creating a policy to promote food and nutrition health for the elderly, exploring and developing local food recipes in the community, and supporting the use of local food menus to cook food in the community and assessment. The control received normal services from the public health centers. The food and nutrition health promotion program and questionnaires were applied in the study. Statistical methods employed included descriptive statistics, paired t-test and independent t-test. Results can be summarized as follows: 1) After the experiment, the experimental group had a statistically significantly higher mean score on food consumption behavior than before the experiment and more than the control (p-value <0.05). 2) After the experiment, the experimental group had a statistically significant lower mean score of body mass index than before the experiment (p-value <0.05). The results of the research showed that Ottawa Strategy food and nutrition enhancement program were effective in developing proper food consumption behavior, resulting in the better BMI changes. This approach suggests that it can be used to develop health promotion for the elderly in other communities.
      PubDate: 2022-12-23
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 2 (2022)
  • Adaptation of Medical Technology Students at Huachiew Chalermprakiet
           University during Covid-19 Pandemic

    • Authors: Natharinee Horata, Taweebhorn Panpanich, Sarawut Suttirat, Issariya Ieamsuwan, Koraphat Nakachai, Soraya Kaewluan, Sarocha Kaewluan
      Pages: 249 - 260
      Abstract: The covid-19 virus pandemic resulted in the modification of educational management systems that included more online teaching and learning. The online study system affects the adaptation in various aspects of students. It may cause more anxiety and stress. This survey research aims to study the adaptation of students in the faculty of medical technology during the COVID-19 situation and compare in term of different personal data. This study was conducted on 197 samples in 3rd and 4th-year medical technology students, at Huachiew Chalermprakiet university using online questionnaires which have a confidence value of 0.94. The overall adaptation in all four aspects is at a high level (M=3.59, SD=0.74). When considered in each aspect, the highest mean of adaptation was in the social aspect (M=3.82, SD=0.54), followed by adaptation in the learning aspect (M=3.59, SD=0.85), adaptation in the activities participation aspect (M=3.34, SD=1.13), and adaptation in emotional aspect (M=3.19, SD=0.61), respectively. Males and females show significant differences in adaptation of emotional and learning (p < 0.05). Different years of the students show significantly differences in adaptation of learning, social and activities participation (p < 0.05).
      PubDate: 2022-12-23
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 2 (2022)
  • The Relationship of Insomnia and TCM Constitution in Huachiew
           Chalermprakiet University Students

    • Authors: ํYusheng Lin, Sungteak Go , Orakoch Mahadilokrat
      Pages: 261 - 274
      Abstract: Insomnia is the most common related health problem, which affects memory, creativity, and ability to learn. This research will study the relationship of insomnia and the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Constitution in groups of 113 Huachiew Chalermprakiet University students by using questionnaire data collection. Information was randomly collected from each class of students who filled in the questionnaires by themselves. These questionnaires include general personal information and health awareness assessment forms such as general health assessment questionnaires, stress assessment form, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PQSI), and TCM constitution questionnaire to analyze the relationship of people with insomnia and the basics of physical health according to TCM among students. Aim to refer to further teaching and guidelines for students with insomnia. The results of the study showed the relationship between TCM constitutions of the sample and the quality of sleep was significant (F= 2.196, p=0.013) and the top 5 groups most likely to have insomnia or having poor sleep quality had Qi-deficiency, Special, Qi-depression, Yin-deficiency, and Dampness-heat constitutions, while the balanced constitution had relatively good sleep quality. Also, it was found that the special constitution group was top-ranked for insomnia, which had never been seen in previous reviews of the literature. This may be due to different locations, which make everyone’s basics of physical health different.
      PubDate: 2022-12-23
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 2 (2022)
  • Factors Affecting the Ability to Prevent COVID-19 spread within the whole
           family of People within Provinces which Controlled the Highest and
           Strictest Pandemic

    • Authors: Umarat Sirijaroonwong, Wasana Silangam, Ananya Popradit, Punpaphatporn Bunprom
      Pages: 275 - 288
      Abstract: The objective of this study was to study the factors influencing the home sanitation ability to prevent the spread of 2019 coronavirus in people’s home in the highest and strictest controlled provinces. The sample was the population that is located in 5 provinces, namely Saraburi Samutprakan, Chonburi, Prachinburi and Songkhla, with a total of 579 people. The research tool was a questionnaire consisting of 5 parts: personal and family characteristics, the physical characteristics of the home or residence, the health literacy and the home sanitation ability to prevent the spread of 2019 coronavirus in home by a housekeeper and the preventive behaviors of respiratory infections of those who work outside the home every day. The questionnaire was of content validity with the item-objective congruence (IOC) of 0.67-1.00 and Cronbach's alpha coefficient of 0.72-0.95. The study was conducted in September 2021-February 2022. Data were analyzed using Pearson correlation and stepwise multiple regression. The results indicated that the conducive conditions of the physical characteristics of the home or residence for the prevention of infection with 2019 coronavirus in the home were at a high level (Mean = 7.10, SD = 1.46). The sample group had a high level of evaluation in the health knowledge at a high level, the ability to keep the home safe from 2019 coronavirus infection within the family and prevention behaviors for respiratory infections of family members who go out to work. (Means = 4.25, 4.25 and 4.44 respectively). However, there are two factors namely the preventive behaviors of respiratory infections of those who go out to work (X1) and the ability to keep the home safe from 2019 coronavirus infection within the family (X2), which can predict together the home sanitation ability to prevent the spread of 2019 coronavirus equal a percentage of 65.90. The equation predicting the home sanitation ability to prevent the spread of 2019 coronavirus in people’s home = -0.222+ 0.0.509X1+0.520X2
      PubDate: 2022-12-23
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 2 (2022)
  • Acute Effects of Dynamic Handgrip Exercise on Cardio Ankle Vascular Index
           in Diabetes Patient

    • Authors: Pott Pongpaopattanakul, Thamonwan Imerbtham, Nanthawat Buphasiri, Surarak Sangmanee, Pijittra Puangkhum
      Pages: 289 - 299
      Abstract: Increase arterial stiffness is associated with increased risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) and stroke. This clinical parameter could be measured by a cardio ankle vascular index (CAVI). Many exercise techniques, include aerobic and isometric handgrip exercises, have been studied to improve vascular function in vascular disease patients, which showed increase arterial stiffness during acute response, since data of dynamic handgrip exercise (DHE) effect in diabetes mellitus (DM) patients is limited. This study aims to investigate acute CAVI response to DHE in DM patients. 14 DM type 2 and 14 healthy participants were enrolled. Hemodynamics and CAVI were evaluated at rest and immediately after 3 minutes DHE. At rest, DM patients were higher in right and left CAVIs than the control. DHE significantly increased heart rate (HR), systolic blood pressure (SBP), and CAVI parameters of the DM group. The DM group exhibited larger increases of R CAVI (control vs. DM: 0.39 ± 0.48 vs. 0.78 ± 0.72, P = 0.102) and L CAVI (control vs. DM: 0.24 ± 0.50 vs. 0.78 ± 0.68, P = 0.025) post DHE. Change of time between rise of left brachial pulse wave and rise of left ankle pulse wave (ΔL tba) was greater in DM (control vs. DM: -2.64 ± 2.76 ms vs. -5.43 ± 3.84 ms, P = 0.037). DHE produced increases in HR, SBP, and CAVI as acute responses with larger CAVI changes observed in DM. This arterial stiffness response was similar to acute results by aerobic and isometric exercises.
      PubDate: 2022-12-23
      Issue No: Vol. 26, No. 2 (2022)
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