Factors Related to Appropriate Housing Environment Practice for Elderly among Village Health Volunteers in Three Southern Bordering Provinces

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Anchalee Pongkaset
Korakot Pongkaset

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This descriptive research aimed to study the level of health literacy, awareness, practice and to study the factors related to appropriate housing environment practice for elderly among village health volunteers in three southern bordering provinces. The data were collected by using a questionnaire collecting from 555 village health volunteers, using a proportional stratified random sampling. The study found that most of health literacy, awareness, and practice of village health volunteers were at high level 58.19%, moderate level 43.06%, and high level 66.48% respectively. Education and occupation were related to appropriate housing environment practice for elderly among village health volunteers in three southern border provinces (P<0.01). Health literacy and awareness were significantly and positively correlated with appropriate housing environment practice for elderly among village health volunteers in three southern border provinces at high and moderate level (r = 0.818, p-value <0.01 and r = 0.514, p-value <0.05) respectively. Therefore, the health office should encourage village health volunteers to have high level of health literacy and awareness under the level of education of village health volunteers that were ready to be learned and free from work related to appropriate housing environment practice for elderly cooperative with elderly family. As results, to reduce accident and prevent disease from injury of the elderly. 

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Pongkaset A, Pongkaset K. Factors Related to Appropriate Housing Environment Practice for Elderly among Village Health Volunteers in Three Southern Bordering Provinces. Health Sci J Thai [Internet]. 2022 Feb. 14 [cited 2022 Dec. 2];4(1):64-7. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/HSJT/article/view/252383
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