Interaction between Health Insurance Scheme and Residing Area that Affects Elderly Care as a Role of Local Government Organization and Social Activities Participation among the Elderly in Three Southern Border Provinces

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Kittiporn Nawsuwan
Noppcha Singweratham


          This descriptive research aimed to determine elderly care as a role of local government organization and social activities participation and interaction between health insurance scheme and residing area that affects elderly care as a role of local government organization and social activities participation among the elderly in three southern border provinces. Sample were 1,910, recruited by multi-stage sampling method. Instruments included questionnaire of implementation as a role of local government organization in elderly care in community and questionnaire of social activities participation which had IOC ranging from .67-1.00 and Cronbach alpha coefficient of .97 and .88 respectively. Data were analysed using frequency, percentage, and Two-way MANOVA. Results revealed as follows;

1) Elderly care as a role of local government organization in three southern border provinces, overall, was at a high level ( X = 2.04, SD=.87) and social activities participation, likewise, was at a high level ( X = 1.93, SD=.64).

2) There was statistical significance of interaction between health insurance scheme and residing area that affects elderly care as a role of local government organization and social activities participation among the elderly in three southern border provinces (p=.001 and .01 respectively).

          Local government organization should provide medical welfare to the elderly as well as build elderly care implementation guideline and promote social activities participation for the elderly residing both in municipality and sub-district administration organization areas of three southern border provinces.


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