The Occupational health literacy and factors predicting health promoting behaviors of employees in Map Ta Phut industrial estate, Rayong province

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Duangduan Rittideah
Chan Pattama Polyong
Marissa Kongsombatsuk

Abstract

           Global health leaders have been supporting health promotion to increase literacy among population. This cross sectional study is aimed to investigate occupational health literacy and to examine factors predicting health promoting behaviors of 280 employees in factory of Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate, Rayong province. Data collection was completed by questionnaire with every item validity assessment greater than 0.5 and reliability tests for occupational health literacy and factors predicting health promoting behaviors were valued 0.962 and 0.712 respectively. Statistical analysis employed number, percentage, mean, standard deviation, and Multiple Linear Regression of Enter method.


            The study found that three fourths employees were male, aged was 35.4±9.3 years, and with BMI was 24.4±4.4 kg/m2. Currently, employees have smoking behavior 19.7% and drinking alcohols 29.0%. Regarding occupational health literacy, they indicated overall scores 153.36±20.58 averagely (from total scores 215). Employees represented health literacy in highest level in aspects of health information accessibility and reading for understanding calculating into 60.0% and 57.1% respectively. For the behaviors needed to improve, they should control taste of food in factory not too sweet, fatty, and salty as well as eat fresh fruits and vegetables. After the analysis of predicting factors, it suggested that occupational health literacy and gender were predicting factors for health promoting behaviors among employees at statistically significant level (p<0.05). Therefore, safety officer should add contents to increase health literacy in factory safety plan such as reliable health information access and ensure healthy nutrition provided in workplace to stimulate favorable conditions of employee’s well-being.

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Rittideah, D., Polyong, C. P., & Kongsombatsuk, M. (2021). The Occupational health literacy and factors predicting health promoting behaviors of employees in Map Ta Phut industrial estate, Rayong province. JOURNAL OF HEALTH SCIENCE RESEARCH, 15(2), 13-24. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JHR/article/view/241083
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