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Thailand has an increasing number of older population and the proportion of children and working age population is steadily decreasing. As a result, the country lacks the working age adults who are the main supporters and care for the older adults. As people get older, they get more sickness and need more health care from caregivers. Therefore, it is necessary to study the basic level of older adult health care of the secondary school students to prepare the qualified older adult caregivers to replace the declining working age group. This research was the descriptive survey research. The objectives were to study the level of knowledge on older adults’ health care and basic health care advice for the older adults and to compare the knowledge on older adult health care and basic health care advice for the older adults with different family and class characteristics of the secondary school students. The samples were the secondary school students of Wat Suttharam School, Bangkok. There were 300 samples who were selected from Wat Suttharam School by purposive sampling. The research tool was questionnaire modified from Bloom's concept. Data were collected from self-administered questionnaire. The statistics for analysis were mean, standard deviation (SD), t-test and F-test.
Research results: The results showed that the secondary school students had good level of knowledge on older adult health care and basic health care advice for the older adults. There was no statistically significant difference of the secondary school students with differences in family and class characteristics on knowledge of older adult health care and basic health care advice for the older adults.
Conclusion: The secondary school students had good level of knowledge and basic health care advice for the older adults. Therefore, the health care team should promote knowledge on older adult health care to the secondary school students to prepare the qualified caregivers for older adults to replace the declining working age group in the aging society.
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เนื้อหาและข้อมูลในบทความที่ลงตีพิมพ์ในวชิรสารการพยาบาลถือเป็นข้อคิดเห็นและความรับผิดชอบของผู้เขียนบทความโดยตรง ซึ่งกองบรรณาธิการไม่จำเป็นต้องเห็นด้วย หรือร่วมรับผิดชอบใด ๆ ทั้งสิ้น
บทความ ข้อมูล เนื้อหา รูปภาพ ฯลฯ ที่ได้รับการตีพิมพ์ในวชิรสารการพยาบาล ถือเป็นลิขสิทธิ์ของวชิรสารการพยาบาล หากบุคคลใดหรือหน่วยงานใดต้องการนำทั้งหมดหรือส่วนหนึ่งส่วนใดไปเผยแพร่ต่อหรือเพื่อกระทำการใด ๆ จะต้องได้รับอนุญาตเป็นลายลักอักษรจากวชิรสารการพยาบาลก่อนเท่านั้น
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