Evaluation Research on the Nakhon Pathom Province Smoke Free Project : The case of youth in educational institutions
The objective of this research was to evaluate the Provincial Smoke-free Projects according to the goal and objectives of the Provincial Smoke-free Projects in Nakhon Pathom Province by applying the CIPP Model to assess the context, inputs, implementation process outputs outcomes as well as the impact of the Nakhon Pathom Province Smoke-Free Project in educational institutions during the year 2017. Research methodology The samples were 1,080 youth who the student in secondary and tertiary educational institutions, aged between 15-19 years old. Samples were selected by multi-stage random sampling. The duration of the study was 12 months. The tool used for the quantitative method was the questionnaire in educational institutions in the Provincial Smoke-free Projects for youth. The tools used for qualitative data collection were the questionnaires guidelines for interview and group discussion. The statistics used for quantitative data analysis were frequency distribution, percentage, mean and standard deviation. Comparing the proportion of smoking status before and after the project used chi-square statistics and content analysis methods were used for the analysis of qualitative data. The results revealed that the smoking rates before and after the project implementation were significantly different (p = 0.015) and the proportion of smoker or non-smoker status was statistically significantly different (p < 0.001). The main activities of the program are 1S 3C (s = search, c = cessation, c = campaign, and c = close follow up), and campaign activities on festivals or important days in education. The results of the content analysis showed that following closely the smokers by using a variety of activities, creating a database and using the research results as a guideline for their activities were successful support factors.The results indicated that the project including 1S 3C, campaign activities, and using all supporting factors were suitable for using as a model of implementation and development of tobacco-control. The tobacco control policy should be highlighted as a provincial agenda. Systemic evaluation should be proposed for continuing provincial non-smoking completion and sustainable.
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