Journal of Advances in Health and Medical Sciences
Journal ISSN: 2517-9616
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Received: 27 May 2016
Accepted: 21 August 2016
Published: 25 October 2016
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  • The health behaviors’ modification for controlling and prevention of diabetes mellitus by using promise model at premruthai pravate community Bangkok

Thipapan Sungkhapong, Poosadee Prommete, Namthip Martkoksoong, Boonsri Kittichottipanich

Published online: 2016


The participatory action research aims to study how to change health behavior about the ability of self- efϐicacy, self regulation and self-care for prevention and control of diabetes with PROMISE model. The sample was subjects at risk and patients with diabetes and high blood pressure . A total of 28 people from the Premruthi community 20 at Prawet Bangkok were chosen. Most were female having lower education. Entitled to healthcare Gold in Bangkok. The Vulnerable groups and groups with diabetes and high blood pressure were 51.3 percent. Accounted for 10.6 per cent of the risk factors that is important. Obese / BMI was 24.7 percent. Higher risk behavior is eating spicy food ( sweet, sour , salty ) 40.7 percent, Lack of exercise, stress, 12.7 percent to 28 percent, Genetic risk is 23.3 percent and 12.7 percent were smokers . The results showed that after receiving behavior modiϐication, have efϐicacy in their health behavior (Self-efϐicacy), Self-regulation and Self-care better than before the event: 92.3 percent, 90.0 and 96.6 of the participants, respectively. It is a change in a better direction . And blood pressure dropped from 86 percent to 36 percent, weight loss and BMI decreased by 20.7 percent. That health status has changed to the better. Most members were satisϐied with the high level of 97.3 per cent suggested in the project next time. This research focused on the development of activities that encourage participants to have the skills and knowledge through practical action . Making sustainable approach is organized in accordance with activities that blend into everyday life. Obtaining social support to encourage volunteerism, good health care personals and some extra incentive to participate. These factors resulted in trust and cooperation from members and communities of Practice to foster good health.