The Effectiveness of Health Literacy Program on Self-Care Behavior among Hypertensive Patients, Tambon Aranyik Health Promotion Hospital, Mueang District, Phitsanulok Province

Authors

  • Aunchisa Thaworn Faculty of Science and Technology, Pibulsongkram Rajabhat University
  • Kingkaew Samruayruen Faculty of Science and Technology, Pibulsongkram Rajabhat University

Keywords:

hypertensive patients, health literacy, self-care behavior

Abstract

This quasi-experimental research aimed to study the effectiveness of health literacy programs on self-care behaviour among hypertensive patients at Tambon Aranyik Health Promotion Hospital, Mueang District, Phitsanulok Province. The total of 60 hypertensive patients who attended the Tambon Aranyik Health Promotion Hospital were two-stage sampling divided into two groups including 30 cases each; experimental and control group. The research instruments were the health literacy program and a self-care behaviour questionnaire. Data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics; frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviation and inferential statistics; Paired sample t-test and independent sample t-test. The results revealed that after receiving the health literacy program, the experimental group had average overall self-care behaviour scores significantly higher than that before the program and the control group (p<.05). The health literacy program improved self-care behaviour among hypertensive patients. The program should be applied to other groups of the hypertensive patient.

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Published

2022-04-26

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Thaworn อ. ., & Samruayruen ก. . (2022). The Effectiveness of Health Literacy Program on Self-Care Behavior among Hypertensive Patients, Tambon Aranyik Health Promotion Hospital, Mueang District, Phitsanulok Province. EAU Heritage Journal Science and Technology, 16(1), 65–77. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/EAUHJSci/article/view/250886

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