Factors Related to intention to Alcohol drinking cessation among Males with non-communicable disease in Sainoi, Nonthaburi

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Nalinrat Choojun
Pornnapa Homsin
Chanandchidadussadee Toonsiri




Objective: This study aimed to describe intention and to investigate factors related

to intention to alcohol drinking cessation among males with non-communicable diseases living in Sainoi, Nonthaburi.

            Materials and method: This research is a cross sectional study. Participants were 93 males with hypertension and/or diabetes interviewed during August to December 2016. Those participants were selected by cluster randoms sampling. Data were collected by closed-end interview regarding demographic data, alcohol drinking behaviour, alcohol drinking refusal self-efficacy, attitude towards alcohol drinking cessation, social support for alcohol drinking cessation, and intention to alcohol drinking cessation. Descriptive statistics and Pearson's correlation were used for data analysis.

            Results: The study results indicated that participants had intention to quit alcohol drinking at a fairy high level. Intention to quit alcohol drinking were significantly correlated with alcohol drinking refusal self-efficacy (r = .62, p < .001), social support (r = .25, p < .02), and alcohol drinking of close persons (r = -.31, p < .01). However, education, duration of illness, attitude towards alcohol drinking cessation, and income were not significantly associated with the intention to quit alcohol drinking.

          Conclusion: Factors related to intention to quit alcohol drinking among males with  non-communicable disease were alcohol drinking refusal self-efficacy social support and alcohol drinking of close persons.

Keyword: Intention, Alcohol drinking cessation, Diabetes, Hypertention


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