Community-based participatory on waste disposal management research in Yom’s riverside community

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Author JPHD


This community-based participatory research was implemented to

create the public awareness in the waste disposal management among

riverside villagers and encourage the community to identify way to

solve the problem themselves. The study consisted of three phases,

which taked place continually. The


rst phase was started with an investigation

of the riverside people’s focusing on waste disposal problem

and the second phase was to formulate solutions appropriate to the

lifestyle of people. The last phase was to evaluated the solution. Sato

community , Srisatchanalai district in Sukhothai province was

purposively selected for the site of study. 65 participants were chosen

to be participate in this study. Paired t-test and content analysis were

used to analyse the data.

The results showed that along Yom River road there were community

shops, and the places where they used to dump garbage could be

seen. Some of it was left on the riverbank. Many houses dumped their

garbage in these areas. Most of the rubbish was plastic foam, paper, and

leftover fruit. The result of empower program showed that: all the mean

scores of awareness and practice on waste disposal management were




cantly increased after attending the empowerment program. The

tangible result was that the 65 participants had applied the solution to put

into practice. Those activities were, for instance, waste separation, building

a garbage hole, and not dumping waste into the river. Finding the method

to solve the waste problem in this research was based on the community

based participatory. This framework can be used in other public-health

problem-solving research studies, because it is problem-solving in accord

with local wisdom and truth systems, which exist in nature.

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JPHD A. Community-based participatory on waste disposal management research in Yom’s riverside community. J Public Hlth Dev [Internet]. 2012 May 10 [cited 2024 Apr. 15];9(3):301-1. Available from:
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