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This quasi-experimental research pretest-posttest control group design aimed to compare ability of health behavior in post operation of cataract patients and ability of health behavior of their families with cataract patients between the experimental group and the control group. The sample were 120 persons with cataract patients who more than 60 years and the first received phacoemuscification with intraocular lens under local anesthesia at Prachomklao Hospital, Phetchaburi province and families with cataract patients. The sample was purposively selected. Each group consisted of 60 patients that 30 cataract patients and 30-member families and lived with patients. The instruments in this study were ability of health behavior questionnaires and ability of health behavior of their families’ questionnaires. Data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics, paired t-test, and independent t-test.
Findings revealed that the experimental group received the program had more the mean scores ability of health behavior in post operation of cataract patients and ability of health behavior of their families with cataract patients were significantly different than the control group received regular program (p <.01). The findings suggest that this program can be applied with cataracts patients in order to prevent complication in the future.
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