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This research was a quasi-experimental study in order to compare the differences in the confidence of brain gym activity before and after receiving self-efficacy enhancement program and effects of this program on the brain- gym-activity behavior. The samples were 20 caregiver volunteers purposively selected. The employed instruments consisted of 1) general recording form, 2) Perceived Self-Efficacy Assessment Scale and Brain-Gym-Activity Behavior Evaluation having reliability at 0.88 and 0.96 respectively, and 3) self-efficacy enhancement program which comprised two phases, namely Phase 1: giving knowledge and practicing brain gym activity and Phase 2: practicing brain gym activity for 5 weeks with content validity at 0.88. The data were analyzed by descriptive statistics, Wilcoxon Sign-Rank test, and T-test. The results found that the confidence in postoperative brain gym activity was significantly higher than before receiving the program (Z -3.925, p< .001), and Brain-Gym-Activity behavior after treating the program had statistically higher than the criterion at the 0.05 level of significance (t= 3.290, df= 19, p < .01). Recommendations for research: This program has the effects of increasing confidence and the ability to perform brain gym activities. Therefore, it should be developed as one of the programs for training caregiver volunteers. The level of awareness of the elderly participating brain gym activity also should be further monitored.
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บทความที่ลงพิมพ์ในวารสารสำนักงานป้องกันควบคุมโรคที่ 7 ขอนแก่น ถือเป็นผลงานทางวิชาการหรือวิจัย และวิเคราะห์ตลอดจนเป็นความเห็นส่วนตัวของผู้เขียน ไม่ใช่ความเห็นของวารสารสำนักงาน ป้องกันควบคุมโรคที่ 7 จังหวัดขอนแก่น หรือ ของกองบรรณาธิการแต่ประการใด ผู้เขียนต้องรับผิดชอบต่อบทความของตนเอง
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