Factors predicting health literacy to prevent dengue haemorrhagic fever among health volunteers in Taling Chan district, Bangkok
Keywords:health literacy, dengue haemorrhagicfever, health volunteers, bangkok metropolis
This survey research aims to investigate the factors relating to and predicting health literacy to prevent dengue haemorrhagic fever among, health volunteers in Taling Chan District,Bangkok. Data was collected by using questionnaires among 170 samples during December 2019 – January 2020. Data analysis was done by computing descriptive analysis in regard to frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, and multiple linear regression.The results show that 51.2 percent of the samples had high level of health literacy and 54.1 percent had high level of dengue haemorrhagic fever preventing behaviors. Significant relationship was found between marital status, supervision and monitoring, dengue haemorrhagic fever preventing behaviors and health literacy to prevent dengue haemorrhagic fever (p=0.077, 0.013, <0.001). The variables to predict in predicting equation of health literacy to prevent dengue haemorrhagic fever of Bangkok health volunteers (BHV) composed of reciving working material included flashlight and adequate of abate sand, gender, and health volunteers’ positions assigned in the community, these variables were found to predict by 39% (p=0.001). Bangkok Health Service Center with similar context can apply the research results for the selection of BHV and dengue prevention planning. The furthermore research should compare the health literacy to prevent dengue haemorrhagic fever between the high and low morbidity rates of dengue haemorrhagic fever araes in Bangkok Metropolis.
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