Predictive factors for resilience quotient among village health volunteers in Northern Thailand post-COVID-19 10.55131/jphd/2024/220123

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Orathai Katkhaw
Sunanta Wongrattanakamon
Tienthong Takaew
Taweewun Srisookkum
Surangkana Chairinkam
Somkid Juwa

Abstract

Village Health Volunteers (VHVs) played an important role during the COVID-19 virus outbreak by coordinating with the public health team and closely engaging with community members. This study aimed to assess the resilience quotient levels of VHVs in Northern Thailand post-COVID-19. The research involved a random sample of 416 VHVs and utilized various tools such as questionnaires. Data analysis employed descriptive statistics and stepwise multiple regression. The study revealed that most of the sample group were women (81.3%), with an average age of 55.03 years (X̅ = 55.03, SD = 10.44). Most were in a relationship (79.3%), and 49.0% had completed primary education. Additionally, 47.8% were employed in agriculture, and 54.3% reported having sufficient income. A significant portion of them, 70.7%, had no history of chronic illnesses, whereas 53.1% had previously tested positive for COVID-19. The overall resilience quotient level of VHVs was high (X̅ = 61.88, SD = 9.14). The study identified the following four significant predictor variables: mental health, anxiety, depression, and mental health literacy, accounting for 40.30% of the variance. These findings were statistically significant at 0.05 (R = 0.639, Adjusted R2 = 0.403, F = 71.071, P-value < 0.001). In conclusion, this study provides valuable insights for developing targeted interventions and support systems to enhance the resilience quotient of VHVs, particularly in the post-COVID-19 landscape and similar situations.

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Katkhaw O, Wongrattanakamon S, Takaew T, Srisookkum T, Chairinkam S, Juwa S. Predictive factors for resilience quotient among village health volunteers in Northern Thailand post-COVID-19: 10.55131/jphd/2024/220123. J Public Hlth Dev [Internet]. 2024 Mar. 5 [cited 2024 Apr. 13];22(1):308-19. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/AIHD-MU/article/view/267353
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Orathai Katkhaw, School of Public Health, University of Phayao, Phayao, Thailand

School of Public Health, University of Phayao, Phayao, Thailand

Sunanta Wongrattanakamon, School of Public Health, University of Phayao, Phayao, Thailand

School of Public Health, University of Phayao, Phayao, Thailand

Tienthong Takaew, School of Public Health, University of Phayao, Phayao, Thailand

School of Public Health, University of Phayao, Phayao, Thailand

Taweewun Srisookkum, School of Public Health, University of Phayao, Phayao, Thailand

School of Public Health, University of Phayao, Phayao, Thailand

Surangkana Chairinkam, School of Public Health, University of Phayao, Phayao, Thailand

School of Public Health, University of Phayao, Phayao, Thailand

Somkid Juwa, School of Public Health, University of Phayao, Phayao, Thailand

School of Public Health, University of Phayao, Phayao, Thailand

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