Changes in Knowledge, Attitudes, and Performance Related to Local Health Wisdom after Use of Training Program on Local Health Wisdom Performance among Village Health Volunteers, Sukhothai Province

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Apinya Chutitrakulchai
Phetcharat Kijsanayothin

Abstract

This quasi-experimental research with a two-group pretest-posttest design aimed to study the changes in knowledge, attitudes, and performance (KAP) related to local health wisdom after using a training program on local health wisdom performance among Village Health Volunteers (VHVs) in Sukhothai province. The study involved 76 VHVs equally assigned to experimental and control groups. The experimental group participated in the training program by applying the KAP theory whereas the control group was free of the intervention program. Data were collected using a questionnaire and then analyzed to determine frequency distribution, percentage, Chi-squared test, Fisher's Exact test, Paired Sample’s t-test, and Independent Sample’s t-test. The results revealed that the experimental and control groups' KAP levels were not different before using the training program. However, after participating in the training program, the experimental group showed a significantly higher level of KAP than before and the control group (P = 0.05). The findings indicate that the training program on local health wisdom can increase VHVs’ knowledge, attitudes, and performance related to such wisdom.

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