Rational Drug Use Literacy of Village Health Volunteer

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Suttini Wattanakul
Sasidhorn Chidnayee
Pishet Sasow
Damri Tariya
Siwilai Panwarin
Pornruedee Nitirat


          Improper use of antibiotics or excessive doses of antibiotics leads to the development of antimicrobial resistance. This quasi-experimental study was to compare the mean level of rational drug use (RDU) literacy before and after training. The research was conducted between February 2020 - July 2020. Sample of 50 were health volunteers in Tambon Donkaew, Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai Province. The study’s tool was a questionnaire to assess RDU literacy. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Dependent-t-test statistics. The findings of this study were that after the training the mean level of rational drug use literacy among health volunteers increased significantly at .05 level. The mean level of rational drug use literacy in aspect 2, understanding of drug information and services, and aspect 3, analytical thinking, were increased significantly at .01 level.  The aspect 1, 5 and 6, ability to access information sources and health services, ability to communicate general information and ability to communicate information with social, were increased significantly at .05 level. The results of this study can be used in the development of the potential of health volunteers on the rational drug use. This is in order to suit the context of the area in the future.


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