Factors Influencing Health Promotion Behaviors of Thai Police Officers

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Doungrut Wattanakitkrileart
Chongjit Saneha
Rungnapa Panitrat
Klinchaba Suvarnarong
Pannipa Suebsuk
Det Kedcham

Abstract

Purpose: This study aimed to examine health promotionbehaviors and factors influencing health promotion behaviors ofThai police officer.

Design: A correlational predictive study design.

Methods: Participants comprised 82 police officers in twometropolitan police stations, Bangkoknoi District, Bangkok,Thailand. The research instruments included a demographic andhealth status questionnaire, health promotion behaviorsquestionnaire, perceived self-efficacy, perceived benefits andbarriers to perform health promotion behaviors questionnaires.The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and multipleregression.

Main findings: The participants’ age ranged from 23-58 years old.Perceived self-efficacy and perceived benefits to perform healthpromotion behaviors were positively and significantly correlatedwith health promotion behaviors (r = .695 and r = .514, p < .01,respectively). Perceived barriers to perform health promotionbehaviors had a significant negative relationship with healthpromotion behaviors (r = - .349, p < .01). Only perceived selfefficacyto perform health promotion behaviors significantlypredicted health promotion behaviors (p < .01). The three factorscould explain 50.8% of the variance in health promotionbehaviors (p < .05).

Conclusion and recommendations: The results demonstratedthat perceived self efficacy was a significant predictor of healthbehaviors. Nurses should therefore develop nursing interventionsto enhance awareness and self efficacy among police officers toperform health promotion behaviors.

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Wattanakitkrileart, D., Saneha, C., Panitrat, R., Suvarnarong, K., Suebsuk, P., & Kedcham, D. (1). Factors Influencing Health Promotion Behaviors of Thai Police Officers. Nursing Science Journal of Thailand, 29(3), 133-142. Retrieved from https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/ns/article/view/2882
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