The Effects of the Skill Development Program for Physical Rehabilitation in Health Volunteer for Stroke Survivors in the Urban Community of Bangkok Metropolitan

Authors

  • Rosaya Yuwapornpanit Department of Public Health Nursing, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Weena Thiangtham Department of Public Health Nursing, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Arpaporn Powwattana Powwattana Department of Public Health Nursing, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

Keywords:

skill development, health volunteer, stroke survivors

Abstract

Introduction: Stroke is a significant public health problem and the second leading cause of disability and death worldwide among patients aged 60 years and up. in Bangkok, the incidence of Stroke increases every year. And affects the patients were dependent person needs continuous rehabilitation. Health volunteers are also importance for rehabilitation of stroke survivors. Research objectives: This quasi-experimental study used a two-group pretest posttest design. This study aimed to examine the effectiveness of the skill development program for physical rehabilitation in health volunteers for stroke survivors in the urban community of Bangkok Metropolitan. Research methodology: Samples recruited health volunteers aged 30-70 years old. Samples were randomly assigned to two groups, an experimental and a control group. Each group consisted of 30 participants. The study was conducted over a period of 4 weeks, two weeks for intervention, and two weeks for follow-up period. The skill development program consisted of knowledge and skill development of physical rehabilitation. Data were collected using self-administered questionnaires, before, after intervention, and at the end of follow up phase. Data were analyzed using Chi-square, Repeated Measure ANOVA, and Independent t-test. Results: as followed: pre-test score of physical rehabilitation skills in stroke patients of two groups were not statistically significantly different (p<.05). Post-test scores of physical rehabilitation skills in stroke patients (pressure sore prevention, fall prevention, movement, move and turn sideways, attachment protection balance training, and muscle strength promotion) of the experimental group were significantly higher than pre-test and greater than the comparison group (p<.05). Conclusion: skill development program for rehabilitation in health volunteer for stroke survivors could increase health volunteer’s skills for physical rehabilitation. Therefore, this program could be implemented to train health volunteer with other skills for chronic diseases. Implications: The findings from this study can be used as training guidelines in health volunteer’s skills for physical rehabilitation for stroke survivors in Bangkok in order to improve healthcare service quality effectively, systematically and continually in the long term.

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Published

2021-04-09

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Yuwapornpanit ร, Thiangtham ว, Powwattana อ. The Effects of the Skill Development Program for Physical Rehabilitation in Health Volunteer for Stroke Survivors in the Urban Community of Bangkok Metropolitan. JHNR [Internet]. 2021 Apr. 9 [cited 2022 Jun. 26];37(1):88-9. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/bcnbangkok/article/view/248841

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