Health Literacy Training Program for Improving Obesity Management among Obese-High School Student: A Research and Development, Phatthalung Province

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Chamaiporn Thongphet
Monthakarn Cherumchit
Witthaya Hemapandha

Abstract

This research and development aimed to present health literacy training program for
improving obesity management using participatory learning development among female
senior high school students in Phatthalung Province. Of these, 53 female students were enrolled. The data were analyzed using factors related to health literacy in obesity management and participatory learning development in order to exchange and given suggestions. The activities were started with setting the goal, reflecting the obesity situation and group activities. The results found that the subjects had knowledge and causes of obesity, but they lacked of planning process and right information of accessibility. The training program was designed and consisted of 6 sessions following the development of health literacy as 1) fundamental health literacy focusing on health information accessibility including knowledge and understanding of physical function, nutrition and physical activities; 2) interactive health literacy focusing on personnel skill development consisted of enhancing communication and health condition management; 3) critical health literacy consisted of media information, decision making of practicing, stress management and motivation. After implement the program, health literacy
level increased. In addition, obesity management and health behaviors were getting better.

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Thongphet C, Cherumchit M, Hemapandha W. Health Literacy Training Program for Improving Obesity Management among Obese-High School Student: A Research and Development, Phatthalung Province. Health Sci J Thai [Internet]. 2021 Jul. 21 [cited 2022 Dec. 7];3(2):69-76. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/HSJT/article/view/240664
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