The Influence of Holistic Health Status, Health Care Burdens, and Care Barriers on Health Care Potential Among Village Health Volunteers Responsibility of Cerebrovascular Disease


  • Sunthara Liangchawengwong Institute of Nursing, Suranaree University of Technology
  • Thassanee Poosumang Faculty of Nursing, Thammasart University
  • Siriluck Kawsriwong Faculty of Nursing, Thammasart University
  • Wanalada Thongbai Faculty of Nursing, Thammasart University


holistic health care status, health care burdens, and barriers of care health care potential,, village health volunteers


                  This descriptive-predictive research aimed to study the factors that can predict the health care potential of the Village Health Volunteers (VHV) dimension.  The sample group was 350 VHVs who work in Rangsit Municipality in Thanyaburi District of Pathum Thani province. Samples were selected according to purposive sampling. The research instruments composed a four-set questionnaire for VHVs. Test of content validity properties CVI = 0.92,0.97,0.97,0.92    and the reliability was tested using Alpha Cronbach’s coefficient, a = 0.92, 0.91, 0.89, 0.93.  Data was analyzed by using descriptive statistics, Pearson’s Product moment correlation, and stepwise multiple regression statistics.

                  The results show that most VHVs were female 87.71%, with a mean age of 60.81 (SD = 8.76). Most of them were low-and middle-income positions and had high health risk of 96%.  For the VHVs health status (Mean = 1.32, SD = 0.49), and health care potential (Mean = 1.02, SD = 0.42) were at a moderate level, burden of care (Mean = 0.78, SD = 0.58), and barrier of care at a low level (Mean = 0.84, SD = 0.62).  For the influential predictive factors on VHVs’ health care potential was barrier of care, burden of care, education level, and holistic health status which can predict by the percentage of 12.8. The results of this research have provided data which can be used for concreating in planning development for the VHVs in further.


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