Health Promotion Behaviors of supporting staffs at Siriraj Hospital*

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Atchara Rakkapao
Prasit Leerapan
Tharadol Kengganpanich
Teeral Kolladarungkri


This quantitative and qualitative research was aimed to study health promotion behaviors and
the factors related to the health promotion behavior of the supporting staffs at Siriraj Hospital by using
the PRECEDE as the research conceptual framework. In the part of quantitative research, 335
supporting staffs of Siriraj Hospital were asked to complete questionnaires. The collected data were
analyzed via frequency, mean, standard deviation, the Chi-square test and the Pearson’s Product
Moment Correlation Coefficient. In the part of qualitative research, 6 participants were administrators
and supporting staffs responsible for the health promotion program of Siriraj Hospital. They were indepth interviewed and results were summarized following the research objectives.
It was found that 91.0 % of the supporting staffs had a “Not good or should be improved” level of
health promotion behavior (food consumption, physical exercise, stress management, and learning to
perform self-care) while 9.0 % had a “Moderate and Good” level of health promotion behavior. Marital
status, knowledge about blood cholesterol, and social support from both the organization and close
persons were found to relate significantly with health promotion behaviors (p<0.05) but no significant
relationship was found between sex, age, education level, job characteristics, economic status,
concomitant disease, and perceived susceptibility to disease. The research results could be as the
baseline data for planning, managing, and implementing an appropriate and effective health promotion
program for supporting staffs of Siriraj Hospital.

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