Prevalence and factors relating to the utilization of health products among students in a secondary school in Phuwiang district, Khon Kaen province

Authors

  • Akaphol Kaladee School of Health Science, Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University

Keywords:

utilization of health care products, students in a secondary school, relating factors

Abstract

The utilization of unsafe health products can cause damage to people’s health in all ages. The understanding of the situations can prevent inappropriate consumption behavior. The main objective of this research was to investigate the prevalence and factors relating to the utilization of health products among students in a secondary school in Phuwiang District, Khon Kaen Province. The research employed descriptive research approach, based upon questionnaires from 236 students.  The data were analyzed by using quantitative measures, including percentage, mean, standard deviation, 95% confidence interval and multivariable logistic regression analysis.

Research’s results illustrated that the average age of the students was 16.1 years old (standard deviation 1.0) and 39.8% of the students were currently at grade 4. Moreover, 49.6% of the participant students (95%CI: 43.0 – 56.1) had inappropriate consumption behavior concerning heath care products. 50% of the students (95%CI:  43.4 – 56.6) had moderate attitude towards the utilization of health care products. In addition, 94.1% of the students (95%CI: 90.3–96.7) had low understanding of the health products. After adjusted with confounders, the result from multivariable logistic regression showed that age and convenience in purchasing the health products are associated with the unsuitable behavior of health product used and was statistically significant (p<0.001, 0.019 respectively).

This research showed that the instruction and understanding provision of appropriate attitude and behavior were immensely necessary for secondary school students. The study also suggested that there should be further activities organized in order to improve students’ consumption behavior concerning with health care products.

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2022-09-24

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Kaladee A. Prevalence and factors relating to the utilization of health products among students in a secondary school in Phuwiang district, Khon Kaen province. Thai J Cardio-Thorac Nurs. [Internet]. 2022 Sep. 24 [cited 2024 Jun. 13];33(1):50-66. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/journalthaicvtnurse/article/view/250437

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