The Effect of Health Literacy Development Program and 3E Health Behaviors based on Local Wisdom among Nursing Students in Praboromarajchanok Institute for Health Workforce Development, Ministry of Public Health
Keywords:health literacy, health behavior, local wisdom, nursing students
The quasi-experimental research aimed to study the effectiveness of health literacy program and 3 E health behaviors based on local wisdom among nursing students. The sample size was 72 nursing students studying in the 1st years during academic year 2018 of Boromajajonani College of Nursing, Sara buri and Boromajajonani College of Nursing, Pra Buddhabart. They were divided into experiment and control groups. Each group consisted of 36 students. The experimental instrument was the program of health literacy and 3E health behaviors development using local wisdoms of nursing students. The instruments of data collection were the health literacy and 3E health behavior of nursing students’ questionnaires. The 5 experts validated the content validity and the Cronbach’s alpha coefficient of the questionnaires were .92 and .89, respectively. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics: percentage, mean and standard deviation, t-test, and repeated measures ANOVA. Results were as follows: 1) The average scores of the health literacy and 3E health behaviors of the experimental group after participating in the program were higher than those before participating in the program (p< .01, p< .001, respectively) and 2) After participating in the health literacy development program, the average scores of health literacy and 3E health behaviors of the experimental group were higher than those of the control group (p< .05, p< .01, respectively).
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