on Drugstores not Supporting the Abuse of Diphenhydramine Syrup in Suratthani

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Piyarat Saripat


The research aimed to study factors associated with the participation in the project on
drugstores not supporting the abuse of diphenhydramine syrup in Suratthani. The researcher
sent a self- administered questionnaire to the owners of all 462 drugstores in Suratthani. The
questionnaire contained questions about general information, participation in the project at
present, the intention of the project participation in the future, attitude towards participation
in the project, the norms of participation in the project, difficulties in participating in the project,
benefits of participating in the project, the opinions of important people to join the project, and
the disadvantages of joining the project. The result found that there were 138 respondents (29.87%)
of which 121 (88.3%) drugstore owners intended to join the project. Being a member of the
pharmacy club in Suratthani was significantly associated with project participation (p<0.05).
As for the relationship between psychological factors and the intention of the pharmacist's
participation in the project, it was found that the attitude, norms of participation in the project,
benefits of participating in the project and the opinions of important people to join the project
were significantly associated with the participation in the project. (p<0.05). In addition, the results
of multiple regression analysis to find factors related to the decision to participate in the project
found that the attitude was the only independent variable affecting the dependent variable
(can be used to predict) with statistical significance (p<0.05). For Suggestion, Suratthani Public
Health Office should prepare the project because a large number of respondents accepted to
join the project. Methods that can reduce obstacles in participation is an attitude stimulation
which would make drugstore have more needs to join the project. Besides, Suratthani Public
Health Office should present the project through the drugstore association to create a prototype
to solve the problems of drug abuse.


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