Knowledge and Needs towards Health Promotion for the Elderly with Lanna Local Wisdom in Saluang Subdistrict Administrative Organization, Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai Province

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samart Jitae
Nuttron Sukseetong
Jiraporn Junta
Chatsiri Vipawin

Abstract

Lanna Local Wisdom is an alternative to enhancing the health promotion in beliefs and resources in the community. The descriptive studies research was to study the knowledge, needs and public policy towards health promotion for the elderly with Lanna Local wisdom. The sample of this research was 269 households and 12 stakeholder who lived in the area of Saluang Subdistrict Administative Organization, Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai Province. Data were collected by questionnaire and focus group discussions. Data were analyzed by descriptive statistics, simple linear regression analysis and content analysis. The results indicated that the knowledge were on the good level (85.41%). The needs of Lanna Local wisdom for health promotion were on the high level (= 2.42 ± 0.62). The participation had suggested that to 1) created public policies for knowledge transfer process, 2) empowerment of community learning, and 3) developing nutritious ingredients.

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