A Caring Model Development for Alcohol Drinkers by Network Partners of the Nadun District


  • พิทักษ์พงษ์ พรรณพราว Nadun Hospital, Maha Sarakham Province.


Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, Caring model for alcohol drinkers by network partners, alcohol


     In this study, the research to develop a caring model for alcohol drinkers by network partners’ involvement of the Nadun District. The research was conducted by applying a participatory action research (PAR), using PAOR framework (Kemmis and Mctarggart) and selecting a purposive sampling, including informants and brainstorming groups: 86 people overall, consisting of multidisciplinary teams, drinkers, caretakers, community leaders, village health volunteers, and 25 people attending the Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy program. Duration of studies: from June 2017 to January 2018 consisting of 4 phases-Phase 1: Problem Identification by establishing people forums and filtered by using ASSIST and AUDIT software; Phase 2: The model development according to the action plan; Phase 3: The model implementation by providing a knowledge towards intoxications from alcohol consumption, beginning a treatment, and following up results; and Phase 4: Performance Evaluation by gathering and analyzing qualitative data, examining a reliability and validity by using Triangulation Methods in a quantitative approach-demonstrating the results in means and percentages. The results indicated that: Phase 1: found out that in 25 alcohol drinkers, 20 people were classified as alcoholics, 5 people were classified as risky drinkers. The services also did not meet the standard; Phase 2: formed a team to develop a caring model for alcohol drinkers, established plans, and improved the 8-step treatment model for the mindfulness-based cognitive therapy; Phase 3: applied a caring model for hospitals, health promoting hospitals, and community; and Phase 4: formed patterns, procedures, and networks, according to the campaign “Save Life, Save Health”, with a 96% having a better quality of life, satisfied their families, abstained from an alcohol drinking for 22 people, amounts to 88 percent, 3 people reduced drinking habits and completed 100 percent of the treatment procedures. The research limitations is a study derived from a single community which requires further development of the research.


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พรรณพราว พ. A Caring Model Development for Alcohol Drinkers by Network Partners of the Nadun District. JPMAT [Internet]. 2020 Jan. 10 [cited 2022 Jan. 25];9(3):401-12. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JPMAT/article/view/234835



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