Behavior Which Promoted Health Condition of Elders in Urban Areas: Effect of Social Management in Thailand

Abstract

This research concerns the study of behavior, which promoted health condition of elder in urban area which represented effect of Social Management in Thailand. The researchers applied the concept as a framework to develop a form of social management by creating health promotion activity for elder. There were 3 intentions from the research: 1) Study behavior which promoted health condition of elder in alternative medicine activity which was Thai massage, 2) Study behavior which really promoted health condition of elder in Yoga recreation activity, and 3) Develop social management approach under health promotion activity for elder by using quantitative research technique. The research included a case study of health promotion in elder by Thai massage with 400 samples, and a case study of health promotion in elder by Yoga recreation activity with 400 samples (Alpha 0.05). The statistics applied in the research were Descriptive Statistics, Factor Analysis, Relation Test, Multiple Regression Analysis, and Pearson's Chi-Squared test to analyze factors, which affected social management level. According to the results, it was found that elder in Thailand who lived in urban area put an importance on health care trend. They were likely to choose Thai massage as alternative medicine activity. Public sector or any related agency must develop 3 level of continuous social management. The first level was to manage through mechanism of public sector, which provided health promotion. The second level was to manage through municipal administration system. The last level was to manage sustainable health promotion with community-based approach.Keywords: Health condition, elder, social management



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Prasopchai Pasunon, Silpakorn University, Thailand
Thirawat Chantuk, Silpakorn University, Thailand

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Conference: ACSET2013
Stream: Education

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