A community model development to prevent and control Diabetes Mellitus through community participation

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อัญชลีพร อมาตยกุล


Purpose: To study a community model development to prevent and control Diabetes Mellitus through community participation.

Design: Participatory action research

Methods: The research participants comprised of 814 people, including people with the diabetes mellitus risk group and their families, sub-district health promoting hospital staff, community leaders, village health volunteers, monks, teachers and food vendor in a community. The research instruments included 1) the in depth-interviewed guideline, 2) the group discussion guideline, 3) the brain storm guideline, 4) the observation guideline, and 5) the field note. Data was analyzed using content analysis method.

Findings: There were several health management strategies to prevent Diabetes Mellitus among participants who were at risk including: controlling diet, controlling body weight, doing exercise, managing stress, decreasing alcohol drinking, reducing smoking, and having diabetic screening annually. Nevertheless, there were some barriers including uncoverage Diabetes screening services, lack of facility, no leaders, lack of motivation, and incontinuity to exercise. 

Conclusion: A community model development to prevent and control Diabetes Mellitus through community participation should include the sub- district health promoting hospital staffs to provide health check-up services. Community leaders recognize the problems, provide support to solve the problems, and are role models for health. Village health volunteers provide monitoring, informing health care news, and give health care services for participants who are at risk.


Keywords: community model/Diabetes Mellitus /community participation


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