The Development of Social Ecological Model and Stage-Based Workplace Health Promotion Program to Control Blood Lipid Profile in Employees

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Mustopa Sih
Umaporn Boonyasopun
Charuwan Kritpracha


Hyperlipidemia is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease. It is the most frequently detected
illness in workplace health examinations including in electricity generating authority of Thailand (EGAT).
Hyperlipidemia management guideline addresses health behavior modification. The previous study found that
behavior modification can be achieved but can not be sustainable. In order to achieve long-term sustainable
behavior change, both individual and environmental factors should be supported.This study aimed to develop
a social ecological model and stage-based workplace health promotion program to control blood lipid profile in
EGAT employees. Transtheoretical model, social ecological model and empirical evidence were employed as framework.
The study was divided into two phases. The development of component of the program and feasibility testing in the
employees who were working in EGAT.
The program comprised three components: 1) a program guideline (including four process are preparing phase, planning phase,
operation phase and evalution phase), 2) an activity plan and 3) a practiced manual for the prevention of hyperlipidemia.
The validity of program evaluated by three experts showing that the program is valid and appropriate to the context of
employees in the workplace. The feasibility of the program implementation revealed that the program can be used for
employees in workplace. The media is useful and interesting. The program provides detail description with simple and
clear instruction. Therefore it can be used to promote employees health in the workplace. Further experimental research
is needed to demonstrate the effectiveness and efficiency of the program.


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Sih, M., Boonyasopun, U., & Kritpracha, C. (2018). The Development of Social Ecological Model and Stage-Based Workplace Health Promotion Program to Control Blood Lipid Profile in Employees. Songklanagarind Journal of Nursing, 38(4), 1–13. Retrieved from
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