Effects of Health Education Program with Short Video on Behavior Modification for Liver Fluke Prevention among Risk Groups Aged 40-59 Years in Selaphum District, Roi-Et Province

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Pichanee Langstan
Rujira Duangsong

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Opisthorchiasis lead to cholangiocarcinoma and a lot of Thai people were died from cholangiocarcinoma. Opisthorchiasis can prevent by cooked fish consumption. This research was a quasi-experimental research that aimed to study the effects of health education program with short video on behavior modification for liver fluke prevention among risk groups aged 40-59 years in Selaphum district, Roi-Et province. The sample were 80 risk persons and they were divided into experimental and comparison group, each group were 40 risk persons. The experimental group was received health education program with short video on behavioral modification for liver fluke prevention. The activities for intervention such as lecture, group discussion, cooking demonstration, home visit, and watching short video. The process was 12 weeks. Data were collected by questionnaires and were analyzed by descriptive statistics such as frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviation. Inferential statistics were analyzed by Paired t-test, Independent t-test, and 95% Confident Interval, and significance at level 0.05.
The results showed that after experiment, the experimental group had mean score of knowledge, perceived susceptibility, perceived severity of the liver fluke, perceived benefits and perceived barriers to prevention of liver fluke, and practice of the liver fluke prevention more than those before the experiment and comparison groups significantly (p <0.05).

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