Effectiveness of a Motivational Enhancing Program via Electronic Communication for Hypertension Prevention in High -Risk Persons
Keywords:Hypertension, Program, Protection behavior, Motivation, Electronic communication
This quasi-experimental research aimed to study (1) the effect of motivational
enhancing program through electronic communication on motivation to promote health
protection behaviors of hypertension in high-risk persons, (2) the effect of motivational
enhancing program through electronic communication on health protection behaviors of
hypertension, and (3) the effect of motivational enhancing through electronic communication on
mean arterial pressure of hypertension in high-risk persons.
Sample was 60 soldier governance officers who were in a high-risk group of
hypertension. They were selected by the systematic sampling technique and divided into 30
each of experimental and comparison groups. Both two group were matched with blood
pressure, age, and heredity of hypertension. Implementation instrument was a motivational
enhancing program through electronic communication based on the ARCVS model of
motivational design developed by Kellor. The program was ran for 8 weeks. A questionnaire.
Content validities were .73 and .95, and Cronbach's alpha coefficient of both sections were .80
and .93, respectively. The other instruments were blood pressure monitor, a waist tape, and a
digital weighting instrument. The data were analyzed by descriptive statistics and t-test.
The results revealed as follows. After enrolling in the program 1) the level of
motivation and the level of health protection behaviors of hypertension in the experimental
group were higher than before. Moreover, those two levels of the experimental group were
significantly higher than the comparative group at .05 (p < .05). 2) The mean arterial pressure
of the experimental group was significantly decreased than before attending the program, and
the mean score was lower than the comparative group at .05 (p < .05).
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บทความที่ตีพิมพ์และแผนภูมิรูปภาพถือเป็นลิขสิทธิ์ของวารสารพยาบาลสาธารณสุข (Thai Public Health Nurses Association)