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The quasi- experimental research with one-group pretest and posttest design was to study the effects of the Thai hermit traditional exercise and heat compress program on knee pain relief among knee osteoarthritis patients in Nongmamong district, Chainat province. The sample of the research included 30 knee osteoarthritis patients from Bansapanhin community, Moo 1, Nongmamong, Chainat province, selected according to the criteria of the American College of Rheumatology. They were provided with knowledge and awareness of the preventive practice under the concept of the PRECEDE model. Meanwhile they also practiced 3 poses of the Thai Hermit traditional exercise and were treated with the mung bean bag heat compress. The data was collected through the Thai Modified WOMAC pain subscales (Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritic Index) questionnaire and survey which were collected one week before and after the 8 weeks of the experimental period. The time duration of the research was 10 weeks. Afterwards, the data was analyzed using descriptive statistic and paired t-test. The results showed that after the experiment, the sample group had higher average scores on the severity of knee osteoarthritis with statistical significance (p<.05). The predisposing factors included knowledge, awareness about pain and benefits of pain relief, while the enabling factors included access to the healthcare services, access to health resources while the reinforcing factors including promotion of the pain relief among the family and the community were higher than those prior to the experiment with the statistical significance (p<.05). The score on predisposing factors of perceived barriers of knee osteoarthritis were reduced with statistical significance (p<.05).
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บทความและรายงานวิจัยในวารสารพยาบาลกระทรวงสาธารณสุข เป็นความคิดเห็นของ ผู้เขียน มิใช่ของคณะผู้จัดทำ และมิใช่ความรับผิดชอบของสมาคมศิษย์เก่าพยาบาลกระทรวงสาธารณสุข ซึ่งสามารถนำไปอ้างอิงได้
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