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This quasi-experimental study aimed to assess the effect of health promoting program on health behavior among retired government officers. Samples consisted of 60 retired government officers (both male and female); all were membership of retired government club in Chon Buri province. Equally, 30 samples were randomly assigned to either the experimental or the control groups. The experimental group received the Health Promoting Program, whereas the control group received the usual care. Data were collected using a set of questionnaires (the personal information questionnaire and health behavior questionnaire). Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and t-test.
Results revealed that health behaviors mean score at post-test in the experimental group was significantly higher than pre-test mean score (t = -4.82; p<.001); and higher than those of the control group (t=-2.727; p<.001). The results also suggested that nurses and healthcare providers should implement this health promoting program to promote better
health behaviors of retired government officers.
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