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This participatory action research aimed to describe the health believes of traditional Tai Song Dam culture group with stroke risk and to develop health risk communication pattern by network participation in the Tai Song Dam community of Nakhon Pathom province. The conceptual framework was applied community empowerment and health risk communication concept. The total 55 informants included community leaders, folk experts, village health volunteers, caregivers and patients at risk from May 2016 until March 2017. The research process consisted of health risk assessment, health risk management, self–monitoring, and self-evaluation. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, paired t test and content analysis.
The results revealed that the traditional Tai Song Dam villagers were the late adult to elderly stage. The particpants had simple lifestyle, generous support, and kinship network relationship. They believed the stroke was not caused from a supranatural but related to inappropriate health behaviors. The development of the health risk communication pattern comprised unique Tai Song Dam culture. This integrated components can be efficiently reduced stroke risk and contributed to sustainable health solutions with community-based culture.
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