Factors associated with self-care behavior among elders under COVID-19 at Ban Bang Khae Social Welfare Development and Center

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Research Article: Factors associated with self-care behavior among elders under COVID-19 at Ban Bang Khae Social Welfare Development and Center
Author: Duangkamol Viroonudomphol, Pornpimon Poomlittikul, Sommai Tanyalugsanakul and Walairuk Angkamat
Email: duangkamol.vir@siam.edu  ; pornpimon.pom@siam.edu
Department/Faculty: Faculty of Nursing,  Siam University, Bangkok 10160
Published: Interdisciplinary Research Review, Volume 17, Number 3, Pages 7 – 11

Citation

Viroonudomphol D., Poomlittikul P., Sommai Tanyalugsanakul S., & Angkamat W. (2022). Factors associated with self-care behavior among elders under COVID-19at Ban Bang Khae Social Welfare Development and Center. Interdisciplinary Research Review, 17(3), 7–11.


ABSTRACT

Objective: To study the elderly good health management for COVID-19 prevention and factors associated with self-care behaviors among olderadults under COVID-19 at Ban Bang Khae Social Welfare Development Center.Methodology: Descriptive research was conducted among 100 elderly people. Data were collected by the questionnaires in November-December2020 and analyzed for percentage (%), mean, standard deviation, and Pearson correlation.Findings: There were no elderly people infected with COVID-19. The elderly’s self-care behavior and social support score were at a highlevel (34.53, 36.4), while the elderly’s knowledge (6.29), perceived self-efficacy (27.87), and acceptance of the role of the elderly (28.80) wereat a moderate level. Factors related to self-care behavior of the elderly were knowledge (0.564, p<0.01), perceived self-efficacy (0.140, p<0.05),acceptance role of the elderly (0.165, p<0.05), and communal support (0.492, p<0.01) anticipated the self-care behaviors.Conclusion: The healthcare team would consider social support, access to health, and the elderly knowledge when developing interventionsaccording to the MOPH regulation for encouraging health outcomes, especially among older people during COVID-19 pandemic.

Keywords:self-care behavior, older adult, COVID-19.


Factors associated with self-care behavior among elders under COVID-19 at Ban Bang Khae Social Welfare Development and Center

Faculty of Nursing, Siam University, Bangkok, Thailand

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