Self-Efficacy Enhancement Program for Improving Health Behaviors of Hypertensive Risk group, Singburi Province*
This study was a quasi-experimental research that aimed to investigate an effectiveness
of a self-efficacy enhancement program for improving health behaviors of hypertensive risk
group, Singburi Province. The samples were 80 cases in a hypertensive risk group, with 40 cases
each in the experimental and the comparison groups. The experimental group participated in the
self-efficacy enhancement program while the comparison group received a regular program
from public health personnel. Data collection was done by interview. Data were analyzed by
using frequency, percentage, arithmetic mean, and Paired Sample ’s t-test.
The research results showed that after the experiment, significantly higher levels of the
following variables were found among the experimental group than the comparison group (pvalue<0.05) knowledge about hypertension, perceived susceptibility and severity of
hypertension, perceived self- efficacy to change hypertensive prevention behaviors, and
hypertensive prevention behaviors. The results of the study suggest that the Self-efficacy
enhancement program for improving health behaviors of hypertensive risk group should be
emphasized on perceived self-efficacy and self-management behaviors.