Study of Education and Behavior of Resident in Sam-ngam District, Phichit Province. On Bird Flu Prevention : in 2007
This study was to compare knowledge level and behavior of resident in Sam- ngam district, Phichit province on bird flu prevention. The samples were 790 family health leaders. Data were collected between May and June 2007 by interviewing by interview study groups. The study instruments for data collecting was questionairs form of Health Education Division, Department of Health Service Support, Ministry of Public Health. Statistical method used percentage, mean, and standard deviation. Independent T-test was used to analyze the comparison of one to two variables. One way ANOVA was used to analyze the comparison of more than two variables. All data was processed by SPSS/FW program.
The finding showed most family health care mainstays were male with 43.6 years of average age, agricultural occupation, 5,274 baht of average monthly income, elementary education level, and were Buddhists. Their knowledge of bird flu was moderate with mean score 4.9 or 50.1 percent. The comparison among those with different education levels were associated with it significantly at 0.05. While sex, age, occupation, average income had no association with it.
Moderate behavior on bird flu prevention was found with mean score 15.3 or 52.8 percent. The comparison among different education levels were associated with it significantly at 0.05. While sex, age, occupation, average income had no association with it.
Information perceiving about bird flu had been provided enough mostly from television at 97.3 percent, from health care volunteers at 96.5 percent, and from community leaders at 95.7 percent.Most family health leaders domesticated poultry with 60.6 percent, domestic fowl with 60.9, naturally feeding with 74.53 percent. Dung eradication mostly was done by nature at 50.9 percent.