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Kanit Ngowsiri
Kunya Napapongsa
Wipakon Sonsanam


Purpose : This quasi-experimental research aimed to examine the effects of holistic health promotion program (HHPP) on quality of life (QOL) among the elderly in Bangkok.

Methods : Participants were 45 elderly (aged 60-75), purposively recruited from 2 communities in Bangkok and randomly allocated to an experimental group (n=23) and a control group (n=22).The experimental group attended a 12-week HHPP, consisted of the activities, learning about elderly, nutrition, mood and stress management by using deep breathing and meditation, group discussion and Rusie Dutton (RD) practice (Wat Pho style) 2 times a week. The control group received no intervention. Data were collected before and after the experiment. Data were presented as percentage and means and standard deviation. Independent sample t-test and paired t-test were used to compare means difference between groups and within-group (pretest vs. posttest), respectively. A p-value < .05 was considered statistical significant.

Result : The results showed the improvement of health behaviors, health status and QOL in the experimental group. Levels of physical activity and exercise, BP, flexibility of shoulder, VO2max and QOL in both physical, and environmental domain were significantly increased when compared to prior training and the control group (p < .05). Significant improvement was also found in food consumption behavior, mood and stress management, BW, BMI, resting HR, flexibility of back, and QOL in psychological domain post-training (p < .05) in the experimental group but not in the control group (p < .05). The QOL in social domain was not different before and after training and between groups.

Conclusion: The finding indicates that HHPP was effective for improving health behavior in physical activity and exercise, health outcomes and quality of life (QOL) in the elderly. Therefore, HHPP should be implemented for the elderly in other area.


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Ngowsiri, K. ., Napapongsa, K., & Sonsanam, W. . (2020). THE EFFECT OF HOLISTIC HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAM ON QUALITY OF LIFE AMONG THE ELDERLY IN BANGKOK. Journal of Sports Science and Health, 21(3), 418–431. Retrieved from
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