Factors affecting the participation of Village Health Volunteers in the prevention and control of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Phichit Province


  • Jirayuth Khongnun Public Health Technical Officer, Senior Professional Level, Phichit Provincial Public Health Office


Prevention and control, Participation, COVID-19, Village Health Volunteer


     The objectives of this cross-sectional research aimed to study the level of the Village Health Volunteers (VHVs) in the prevention and control of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in Phichit Province and to study the prognostic factors in this situation. Data were collected by using a questionnaire with a sample of 954 VHVs in Phichit Province during July - August 2021 and analyzed using one-way ANOVA and multiple linear regression analysis.
     The results showed that most of the samples had a high level of participation in the prevention and control of COVID-19 (52.4%). For each part, including planning, decision-making, action, benefit receiving, and evaluation, the participation was found at a high level in all parts (51.4%, 43.0%, 48.8%, 48.8%, and 46.2%, respectively). Factors affecting participation in prevention and control of COVID-19 from the univariable analysis were knowledge level, attitude level, level of opinion about the community environment, training, and age group (p-value < 0.05). The factor affecting the participation behavior of the VHV in implementing the prevention and control of COVID-19 in Phichit province from the multivariable analysis were opinions on the community environment conducive to prevention and control of covid-19, attitudes towards COVID-19, occupation, and age, which could jointly explain the variation of the VHV's participation behavior in implementing COVID-19 prevention and control measures by 46.5% (p-value <0.05).
Keywords: Prevention


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How to Cite

Khongnun, J. . (2021). Factors affecting the participation of Village Health Volunteers in the prevention and control of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Phichit Province. Journal of Public Health and Health Sciences Research, 3(3), 50–51. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JPHNU/article/view/252785