Knowledge and Attitude towards Medicinal Cannabis of People at Khao Than Sub-district, Tha Chang District, Surat Thani Province

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Utsani Eksuweeraphong
Chorphaka Narkmit

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This group pretest and posttest study design aimed to 1) compare knowledge and attitude of people towards medicinal cannabis between before and after participating the activities and 2) examine satisfaction of the educational model. The samples size were 345 people at Khao Than Sub-district, Tha Chang District, Surat Thani Province selected by multi-stage random sampling method. The samples received the knowledge about medical cannabis through the educational model, including quick guides, brochures, newsletters, foam board, and three-month video clips. The research instrument used to measure knowledge and attitude towards medicinal cannabis was a questionnaire. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. The results showed that after participating the activities, the samples’mean score of the knowledge and attitude towards medicinal cannabis was significantly increased at p <0.001. In addition, the results showed that the samples had high level of satisfaction of the educational model through various media. Foam board was satisfied at the highest level, followed by newsletters because they were short, concise, easy-to-understand and could answer questions instantly.

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