Wisdom and predictive factors of indigenous vegetables consumption for elderly health promotion in Salung - Keelek Community, Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai Province

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Samart Jaitae


The objectives of mixed methods were to investigate the health promotion of the elderly based on indigenous vegetable wisdom and factors predicting elderly consumption of indigenous vegetables. They were selected by a multi-stage random sampling of 300 people and 12 stakeholders living in Saluang - Keelek community, Mae Rim district, Chiang Mai province. The data were collected through questionnaires, non–structured interviews, and focus group discussions. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, regression analysis, and content analysis. Results showed that indigenous vegetable wisdom consisted of increasing indigenous vegetable areas, utilization, and conservation. The consumption of indigenous vegetables was moderate (mean = 2.77). It was found that the factors significantly influencing of the indigenous vegetable consumption were age (β = -.149, p = 0.006), number of members in the household (β = .133, p = 0.011), and perception toward indigenous vegetables utilization (β = .046, p = 0.000). In conclusion, stakeholders suggested that promoting the consumption of local vegetables may require the development of a system through community networks to ensure equitable access to safe local vegetables based on Lanna consumption culture. Scientific information may help prevent this wisdom from being lost to modern consumerism.

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Jaitae S. Wisdom and predictive factors of indigenous vegetables consumption for elderly health promotion in Salung - Keelek Community, Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai Province. JMPH4 [Internet]. 2024 Jun. 11 [cited 2024 Jul. 13];14(2):60-9. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JMPH4/article/view/264772
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