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The objectives of this correlational research was to study self-care behaviors using Thai The objectives of this correlational research was to study self-care behaviors using Thai traditional medicine and alternative medicine of village health volunteers and to examine factors related to self-care behaviors of village health volunteers in Tung Saliam District, Sukhothai Province. The samples were 394 village health volunteers. The systematic random sampling was used to recruit the samples. Data were collected by using questionnaire with a reliability of .81, analyzed by using descriptive statistics, Pearson correlation coefficient and ETA at significant level of .05. The results revealed that 63.2% of the samples had low levels of self-care behaviors using Thai traditional medicine and alternative medicine styles follow by 91.4.% had excellence level of the Thai traditional medicine and alternative medicine knowledge and 98.5% had low level of attitude toward to self-care behaviors. The factors related to self-care behaviors of village health volunteers using Thai traditional medicine and alternative medicine in positive correlation was attitudes towards to self-care behaviors (r=.260, p<.001) For the knowledge had negative correlation with self-care behaviors (r=-.241, p<.001) at the significance level of .05. The suggestion: the attitudes toward self-care behaviors using Thai traditional medicine and alternative medicine is an important factor that should be developed as a behavioral change program for village health volunteers.
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