Effectiveness of Behavior Modification Program for Diabetic Patients in Suan Kluai Health Promoting Hospital, Ban Pong District in Ratchaburi Province, Thailand
Keywords:Diabetics Mellitus, Behavior Modification Model, DM patients, Health Promoting Hospitals
Background- This study was an experiment for changing behavior in patients with diabetes mellitus.
Because behavior modification and promoting knowledge of patients will make the quality of life of patients
with diabetes with good quality and reduce the cost of treatment, reduce the complication of patients.
Objective - To measure blood sugar level with pre-post joining to change the behavior and comparison of
knowledge before and after participation in health behavior modification program of patients with diabetes.
Material & Methods – Our study was a quasi-experimental design. The samples were diabetic patients with
similar qualifications. Simple random sampling consisted of 60 participants, divided into 30 experimental
and 30 control groups. The experimental group was modified by the researcher-developed self-care behavior.
The data was collected by using questionnaires. Spending time to 12 weeks for behavior modification.
Analyze data from experimental and control groups. Compare the mean of self-care behavior scores before
and after joining the program by using the pair t-test statistics. We also compare the mean of the self-care
behavior score of the control group and the experimental group using independent t-test statistics.
Results - The results of this study showed that the blood sugar levels of patients with diabetes after
participation in activities the experimental group lower sugar levels 24 people, 80.00 %. By comparing the
knowledge scores before and after the participation in the health behavior modification model of diabetics,
it was found that the experimental group had a mean of 2.78 and the control group had a mean value of 2.50.
The experimental group’s mean knowledge score was higher than the control group. This activity pattern is
appropriate for the patient.
Conclusion – The successful behavior changes in patients with diabetes. The patient’s needs must be taken
into account by a patient-centered patient to decide and choose a course of treatment to raise awareness of
the patient. However, medical personnel should educate and as a consultant to give patients confidence in
taking care of themselves to have a good quality of life forever.
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