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The purposes of this research aimed to study the behavior and factors affecting the prevention behavior of hand foot mouth disease among 352 guardians in child development centers of Wangthong district, Phitsanulok province. The sample was randomly selected through the multi-stage random sampling technique. The research instrument was a questionnaire. Data were collected from March to April 2019, and analyzed using frequency distribution, percentage, mean, standard deviation, and stepwise multiple regression analysis at the .05 level of significance. The study indicated that the sample group had a high level of preventive behavior for hand foot mouth disease ( =3.84, SD=.60). Factors affecting prevention behavior of hand foot mouth disease included sex, education, parent-child relationships, experience in caring for children with hand foot mouth disease, perception of the severity of hand foot mouth disease, perception of the benefits of hand foot mouth disease prevention, perception of barriers to prevention of hand foot mouth disease, obtaining support from relevant persons and child health status awareness. These factors can predict prevention behavior of hand foot mouth disease at 40.0%. Therefore, relevant agencies in all sectors should organize empowerment activities for parents to encourage the parents to have a better awareness of hand foot mouth disease and to promote the good health of children and to continually support disease prevention resources for parents. This will enable parents to practice better behavior to promote the prevention of hand foot mouth disease more effectively.
บทความและรายงานวิจัยในวารสารพยาบาลกระทรวงสาธารณสุข เป็นความคิดเห็นของ ผู้เขียน มิใช่ของคณะผู้จัดทำ และมิใช่ความรับผิดชอบของสมาคมศิษย์เก่าพยาบาลกระทรวงสาธารณสุข ซึ่งสามารถนำไปอ้างอิงได้
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