Health Literacy and Role of Village Health Volunteer In Chronic Disease Prevention


  • U Khuhamanee Major in Health Education and Health Promotion, Burapa University
  • Y Rodjarkpai Faculty of Public Health, Burapa University
  • N Maharachpong Health Education and Health Promotion Program, Burapa University


Health literacy, Village health volunteer, Chronic disease prevention


This cross sectional research aimed to analyze association between health literacy(HL) and role of village health volunteer(VHVs) in chronic disease prevention and associations between health literacy and role of village health volunteer in chronic disease prevention in Wangchan district, Rayong province. Two hundred and one village health volunteers in Wangchan district, Rayong province were cluster sampled.The data were consequently and analyzed for frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, max, min, and Chi square test. The sample group had mean scores was at excellent level in ccognitive health regarding the chronic disease prevention, good level in accessing to health information and health service, media literacy for chronic disease prevention., Decision skills in chronic disease prevention, and Self management for health condition for chronic disease prevention. The results showed VHVs was at fair level in commucation skills to enhance the chronic disease prevention, and VHVs was at good level in role of village health volunteer in chronic disease prevention. And the results show significant associations between health literacy and role of village health volunteer in chronic disease prevention scores (p< 0.05).


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Khuhamanee อ, Rodjarkpai ย, Maharachpong น. Health Literacy and Role of Village Health Volunteer In Chronic Disease Prevention. j dept med ser [Internet]. 2020 Mar. 30 [cited 2022 Aug. 10];45(1):137-42. Available from:



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