Effects of a Knowledge Management Program on BreastfeedingCounseling Behaviors of Village Health Volunteers after the Outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Nakhon Pathom Province

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Punpawee Kittikul
Wanpen Waelveerakup
Duangporn Pasuwan


The purpose of this quasi-experimental research was to study the effects of a knowledge management program on breastfeeding-counseling behaviors of village health volunteers after the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019. The participants were 68 village health volunteers, selected by purposive sampling and using simple random sampling assigned to the experimental and comparison groups, with 34 people in each group. The experimental group participated in a knowledge management program for 6 weeks, while the comparison group performed the usual tasks. The research tools were the breastfeeding knowledge management program, a personal characteristics questionnaire, and a questionnaire on breastfeeding-counseling behavior among health volunteers. The content validity index of the questionnaire and the program was equal to 1.00. The Cronbach's alpha coefficient of confidence of the breastfeeding-counseling behavior questionnaire was 0.96. Descriptive statistics, Chi-Square, Fisher's Exact Test, t-test, and repeated measure ANOVA were used for data analysis. The results showed that immediately after the experiment and during the follow-up period, the experimental group had statistically significant higher counseling behavior than before and higher than the comparison group (p <.05). Thus, this knowledge management program can help promote village health volunteers to provide advice about breastfeeding to mothers after giving birth. It should therefore be applied to promote continuous breastfeeding.

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Kittikul, P., Waelveerakup, W., & Pasuwan, D. (2023). Effects of a Knowledge Management Program on BreastfeedingCounseling Behaviors of Village Health Volunteers after the Outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Nakhon Pathom Province. Thai Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Practice, 10(2), 140–157. Retrieved from https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/apnj/article/view/264629
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Wanpen Waelveerakup, Faculty of Nursing, Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat University

Doctor of Public Health, Major in Public Health Nursing


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