Perception, attitudes and expectations among people toward emergency medical services system in Samut Songkhram Province, Thailand 10.55131/jphd/2024/220101

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Niwat Songsin
Thinnaphat Pattamarit
Pronsiwa Jantawee
Wanwimon Mekwimon kingkaew
Sureewan Siladlao
Kanokporn Somporn
Tossapon Chamnankit
Badint Laokakham

Abstract

The emergency medical service system is a pre-hospital medical service that effectively helps reduce the severity of emergencies and mortality rates before transferring patients to the hospital. This cross-sectional study investigated people's perceptions, attitudes, and expectations toward the emergency medical services system and aimed to find the relationship between the perceptions, attitudes, and expectations toward the emergency medical services system in Samut Songkhram province, Thailand. The samples consisted of 491 individuals who were selected using a multi-stage sampling method. Data were collected through a self-administered questionnaire and analyzed using linear regression analysis to identify correlations. Results revealed that most participants demonstrated a good overall perception of the use of the emergency medical service system (M = 2.46, SD = 0.27), a good attitude towards the emergency medical service system (M = 2.40, SD = 0.23), and a high level of expectation towards the emergency medical service system (M = 2.85, SD = 0.25). Perception of the use of emergency medical services and attitude towards the emergency medical service system showed positive correlation with expectation towards the emergency medical service system, with R2 = 0.23 (p-value < 0.05). These findings can be used to plan and develop strategies for improving the utilization of emergency medical services, ensuring that the public is informed, understands, and accesses the emergency medical service system correctly and effectively.

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Songsin N, Pattamarit T, Jantawee P, kingkaew WM, Siladlao S, Somporn K, Chamnankit T, Laokakham B. Perception, attitudes and expectations among people toward emergency medical services system in Samut Songkhram Province, Thailand: 10.55131/jphd/2024/220101. J Public Hlth Dev [Internet]. 2023 Dec. 12 [cited 2024 Apr. 16];22(1):1-11. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/AIHD-MU/article/view/265205
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Niwat Songsin, Department of Community Public Health, College of Allied Health Sciences, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok,Thailand

Department of Community Public Health, College of Allied Health Sciences, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok,Thailand

Thinnaphat Pattamarit, Department of Community Public Health, College of Allied Health Sciences, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok,Thailand

Department of Community Public Health, College of Allied Health Sciences, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok,Thailand

Pronsiwa Jantawee, Department of Community Public Health, College of Allied Health Sciences, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok,Thailand

Department of Community Public Health, College of Allied Health Sciences, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok,Thailand

Wanwimon Mekwimon kingkaew, Department of Community Public Health, College of Allied Health Sciences, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok,Thailand

Department of Community Public Health, College of Allied Health Sciences, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok,Thailand

Sureewan Siladlao, Department of Community Public Health, College of Allied Health Sciences, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok,Thailand

Department of Community Public Health, College of Allied Health Sciences, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok,Thailand

Kanokporn Somporn, Department of Community Public Health, College of Allied Health Sciences, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok,Thailand

Department of Community Public Health, College of Allied Health Sciences, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok,Thailand

Tossapon Chamnankit , Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Badint Laokakham, Safety Engineer, Horizon Plus Company Limited, Bangkok, Thailand

Safety Engineer, Horizon Plus Company Limited, Bangkok, Thailand

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