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    Effects of individualized environmental modification program on neurobehavioral organizations of very low birth weight infants effects of individualized environmental modification program on neurobehavioral organizations of very low birth weight infants 

    Patcharee Juntaruksa; Veena Jirapaet

    This study was aim to evaluate the effects of individualized environmental modification (IEM) program on neurobehavioral organizations of VLBW infants who admitted in neonatal unit. Twenty-five preterm infants weighing less than 1500 g. and born before 37 weeks’ gestation were studied. All infants were served as their own control which received conventional nursing care during control period. IEM program was provided during experimental period which consists of day-night lighting, classical music and lavender scent. The activities were adjusted ...
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    Stressors and coping strategies among AU nursing student 

    Patra Phuekphan

    Nowadays academic stress among undergraduate students is a topic of interest for educational administrator because high level of stress is believed to affect students’ health and academic performance.Stress in nursing students comes from many sources especially academic aspect which is highly stressful for students and may lead to drop out of study program. Students cannot avoid stress but their ability to cope with these stressors is important in achieving success in the academic performance. So managing stress effectively and seeking coping ...
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    Use of oral rehydration therapy for management of children under five years with Diarrhea Ratchaburi Province, Thailand 

    Khaing-Gyi, Khaing

    Cross-sectional study aimed to determine the prevalence of oral rehydration therapy (ORT) use by caregivers for children under five years with diarrhea before seeking care at public hospitals and its associated factors.254 caregivers who brought their children under five years with diarrhea seeking care at four main general hospitals in Ratchaburi Province, Thailand were interviewed using a structured questionnaire. The prevalence of ORT use for children under five years with diarrhea was performed. Bivariate analysis was performed for 12 variables ...
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    Perception of future parenthood among university students in Thailand 

    Pauline, Paulina Mu

    To determine how university students perceived themselves to be responsible in future parenting with mediating factors such as knowledge, attitude, and self-efficacy in one international university, Bangkok. A cross-sectional survey with a self-administered questionnaire was applied in this study. 354 students were selected using the systematic random sampling method. The data were collected from 1st February to 28th February 2008. Simple descriptive statistics and the Chi-square test were used to analyze the data. The students had a moderate ...
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    Violence in dating relationships among Thai secondary school students 

    Nanthaphan Chinlumprasert; Vipavee Thongpriwan; McElmurry, Beverly J.; Park, Chang Gi

    This study examined violence in dating relationships among Thai secondary school students.Eight schools were selected using a stratified random sampling. Participants were 309 male and 326 female students ranging in ages from 14 to 19. Self-administered questionnaires were used to collect data in 2003. Overall, 19% of males and 6% of females reported experiences of the physically and psychologically abusive relationship. Gender played a significant role in perceptions of sex role-stereotypes, dating experiences, and experiences of dating violence. ...
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    The development of violence research database and the synthesis of research on violence issues in Thai society 

    Nanthaphan Chinlumprasert

    The body of knowledge regarding violence issues in Thai society is significant for the socio-political movements and law reform to cease any form of violence against Thai people. The existing research papers on violence issues conducted in Thailand, so far, were distributed in various institutions and have not yet been systemically complied and effectively utilized. This study aims to analyze and synthesize research on violence issues conducted in the last twenty years (1981-2001) and to place the information into the violence research database ...
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    The mental health service utilizing EMDR with Tsunami survivors in Thailand 

    Nanthaphan Chinlumprasert; Supin Pornbhipatkul; Monsicha Tanawut Phakaphon Taewrob; Thussaneewan Ponyot; Siriporn Poonruksa

    Life after Tsunami was difficult and the survivors have become traumatized due to the loss and the fear. Different techniques have been brought in to help people heal psychologically, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) was one of them. This study reported the mental health service utilizing EMDR in Khao Lak under the Making Waves Project during February-December 2005. The participants were 415 Tsunami survivors who demonstrated psychological impact from the event. The Impact of Event Scales was used to identify the target ...
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    Bridging the gap between nursing service and education with learning experience on cultural care 

    Siriporn Poonruksa

    Thailand has dramatic changed of health care services since government launched the policy to strengthen country to be the excellent Health Hub of Asia. So, the nursing curriculum has been revised appropriately which consisted of one subject related to cultural care diversity in order to prepare the graduated nurse to work harmoniously with the needs of clients. This research investigated nursing students for cultural care knowledge toward clients with different cultures before and after learning about Multiculturalism in Health Care. Learning ...
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    The nurses of community training model for community health system development: the community participation approach 

    Nanthaphan Chinlumprasert; Siriporn Poonruksa

    The National Health Care Reform in Thailand reflects the increasing demand of nurses in the community health care settings. To secure the availability of manpower, local young people are targeted to be trained to serve their own community after graduation. This research aimed to develop training model for nurses of community (NOC), and to study the potential of local administration and community hospital in cooperating with nursing school to produce nurses who can work collaboratively and effectively with community people. Quantitative and ...
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    Exclusive breastfeeding practice among mothers with children aged 6-24 Months Ratchaburi Province 

    Aung, Win Sint Sint

    Breast milk provides all the energy and nutrients that the infant needs for the first months of life, and it continues to provide up to half or more of a child’s nutritional needs during the second half of the first year, and up to one-third during the second year of life. Exclusive breastfeeding helps for a quicker recovery during illness. Duration of exclusive breastfeeding is important for maternal and child health. Baby who are non-exclusively breastfed are twofold increased than exclusive breastfed for risk of dying from diarrhea and pneumonia. ...
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    The Au nursing instructors’ and staffs’ satisfaction toward Faculty Management System in Academic Year 2005 

    Siriporn Poonruksa

    The research on Au Nursing Instructors’ and Staffs’ Satisfaction toward Faculty Management System in academic year 2005 had three objectives including explored the satisfaction levels of faculty members and staffs toward management system, and explained the satisfaction levels of faculty members and staffs toward administrators’ leadership, and organizational culture and atmosphere. The population was 16 of faculty members and 3 staffs who worked in Faculty of Nursing Science in academic year 2005 and most of them familiar with the new organization ...
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    The effective outcomes of EMDR on Tsunami survivors: case studies of Khao Lak, Phang-nga, Thailand 

    Nanthaphan Chinlumprasert

    One of the major problems that came with the psychological assistance after the Tsunami was that there was no measure to identify the effectiveness of psychological recovery that was obviously intangible. This study investigated the effective outcomes of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) on the traumatic recovery of the Tsunami survivors in Khaolak. Both quantitative and qualitative data were obtained. 13 case studies that neither have experienced any other psychological treatments nor have taken any mental medication for ...
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    The effectiveness outcomes of student-centered approach integration in nursing leadership and management practicum: case study in Assumption University nursing students 

    Siriporn Poonruksa; Patra Phuekphan

    This classroom action research aimed to explore the fourth year Assumption University nursing students’ ideas, synthesize the inquired knowledge and skill, and explore the greatest benefit gained toward the implementation of student-centered approach in Nursing Leadership and Management Practicum at two hospitals.The data derived from three types of document comprising daily activity report; job analysis of unit manager’s and charge nurse’ s responsibility reports; and incident case analysis report of forty students, focus group interview of ...
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    Sexual dating violence prevention strategies perceived by Thai community people 

    Nanthaphan Chinlumprasert

    Sexual coercions in dating relationships among Thai adolescents are increasing. The actual extent of this behavior is unknown. This study aims to assess community awareness of sexual violence against women in dating relationships, develop a culturally sensitive training program through community participatory approach, pilot the training and evaluate the program. Participants were male and female key informants aged over 18 recruited from the qualified volunteers using snow ball technique from two communities in central Thailand. Data were collected ...
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    Perceived self-efficacy, knowledge, and breast self-examination practice among Assumption University female students 

    Patrabul Puttahraksa

    The population of this study consisted of 9,684 Assumption University students. The sample size was calculated by using Yamane’s Formula, and 100 students were randomized to be the sample. The instrument was divided into 4 parts: personal data, knowledge, perceived self efficacy, and breast self-examination behavior. Content validity was examined by experts and reliability was obtained by mean of Cronbach’s coefficient alpha. The reliability of the perceived self-efficacy questionnaire was 0.987. Descriptive data analysis was used. The results ...
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    The relationship between self-concept, body image, and the personal health of the Assumption University female student 

    Siriporn Poonruksa; Kirksey, Regina

    This correlative study had the following four objectives; 1) to explore the self-concept and body image of the Au female students, 2) to explore the Au female students’ knowledge concerning personal health, 3) to identify health behaviors of Au female students, and 4) to study the correlation between self-concept, body image, and personal health of the Au female students. The population consisted of 1,336 female students who were pursuing a bachelor degree. The 243 participants were selected using stratified random sampling technique. Data was ...
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    The third-year nursing students’ opinion toward the integration of student-centered approach for field trip in mental health and psychiatric nursing practicum 

    Siriporn Poonruksa

    This research aimed to examine the third year Assumption University nursing students’ opinions toward the integration of student-centered approach for field trip in Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing Practicum. The eight of nursing students were purposive sampled by the researcher from 43 students. Data collection was derived by focus group discussion after completing three areas of field trip including the Stress Relaxation Clinic of Somdejchaophraya Institute of Psychiatry, Emergency Home of Association for the Promotion of the Status of ...
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    Empowerment program on promoting perceived self-efficacy in caregivers of autistic children 

    Patrabul Puttahraksa; Fongcum Tilokskulchai; Yajai Sitthimongkol; Tassanee Prasopkittikul; Dusit Liknapichitkul

    This study was a Quasi-experimental pretest-posttest non-equivalent comparison group design, aimed to evaluate the effects of the empowerment program for caregivers of autistic children. The participants were 74 caregivers who took care of 2-5 years old autistic children at the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Institute, Rajanakarin. After being enrolled into the study, the participants were matched by caregivers’ and children’s gender and assigned to the experimental group (37 participants) or the control group (37 participants).The experimental ...
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