Factors for Prediction of Occupational Lung Disease Prevention Behaviors among Employees in Wood Industries in Samut Prakran Province

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Jitprapa Rungruang
Nisakorn Jivacate
Yuwadee Leelukkanaveera

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Introduction: Occupational lung disease prevention behavior helps to protect the health of employees in the wood industry as well as preventing the risk of exposure to the respiratory tract system. Research objectives: This research aimed to study the influence of predisposing, enabling and reinforcing factors and occupational lung disease prevention behavior among employees in wood industries. Research methodology: The research design was predictive correlational study. The samples comprised 272 employees in wood industries factories in Bang Chalong sub-district, Bangphli district, Samut Prakan province by simple random sampling. The research instrument was an interview questionnaire used to gather data including personal information, occupational lung disease prevention behavior, respiratory symptoms, knowledge of lung disease, attitude about occupational lung disease prevention behavior, risk perception of occupational lung disease, supportive environment for occupational lung disease prevention behavior, safety policy, and social support. Data were analyzed by descriptive statistics, Pearson's correlation statistics, and Stepwise Multiple Regression statistics. Results: The results indicated that social support, risk perception of occupational lung disease, and supportive environment for occupational lung disease prevention behavior could predict occupational lung disease prevention behavior at 38.1% (β = .209, .434, .309, respectively). Conclusion: Occupational lung disease prevention behavior from working of employees in the wood industry is a health problem. Nurse or Safety officer should be aware. Implications: The findings suggest that occupational lung disease prevention behavior could be strengthened by continuing social support and increasing risk perception of occupational lung disease, as well as offering a supportive environment.

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Rungruang, J., Jivacate, N., & Leelukkanaveera, Y. (2021). Factors for Prediction of Occupational Lung Disease Prevention Behaviors among Employees in Wood Industries in Samut Prakran Province. Journal of Health and Nursing Research (Journal of Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Bangkok), 37(2), 157-169. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/bcnbangkok/article/view/242708
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